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Wishram Indians

Wishram Indians. From Wu’cxam, the name given them by the Yakima and Klickitat Indians.

Also called:

Wishram Connections. They belonged to the Chinookan stock, and spoke the same dialect as the Wasco.

Wishram Location. On the north side of Columbia River in Klickitat County.

Wishram Villages

Wishram Population. Mooney (1928) estimated that in 1780 there were about 1,500 Wishram, but Spier and Sapir (1930) suggest 1,000 about 1800. The latter figure is the one given by Lewis and Clark in 1806. The census of 1910 returned 274, and in 1937, under the designation “Upper Chinook,” the United States Office of Indian Affairs gave 124.

Connection in which the Wishram Indians have become noted. A town in Klickitat County preserves the name of the Wishram.