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Yamel Tribe

Yamel Indians. A Kalapooian tribe formerly living on Yamhill creek, a west tributary of the Willamette in Oregon. They are now under the Siletz school and numbered only 5 in 1910. The following were their bands as ascertained by Gatschet in 1877: Andshankualth, Andshimmampak, Chamifuamim, Chamiwi, Champikle,...

Calapooya Tribe

Calapooya Indians. The name, properly speaking, of a division of the Kalapooian family formerly occupying the watershed between Willamette and Umpqua Rivers, Oregon. The term as usually employed, however, includes all the bands speaking dialects of the Kalapooian language and is made synonymous with the family name. This double use of the term, coupled with the scanty information regarding the division, has wrought confusion in the classification of the bands which can not be rectified. The following were ascertained by Gatschet to have been bands of this division: Ampishtna, Tsanchifin, Tsanklightemifa, Tsankupi, and...

Chepenafa Tribe

Chepenafa Indians. A Kalapooian tribe, some times regarded as a subdivision of the Lakmiut, formerly residing at the forks of St Marys creek, near Corvallis, Oregon. They are now on Grande Ronde reservation, being officially known as Marys River Indians, and number about...

Lakmiut Tribe

Lakmiut Indians. A Kalapooian tribe formerly residing on a river of the same name, a western tributary of the Willamette, in Oregon.  They are now on Grande Ronde Reservation, where they were officially stated to number 28 in 1905.  They are steadily decreasing.  The following were Lakmiut bands as ascertained by Gatschet in 1877; Ampalamuyu, Chantkaip, Chepenafa, Mohawk, Tsalakmiut, Tsampiak, Tsantatawa and...

Santiam Tribe

Santiam Indians. A Kalapooian tribe formerly residing on the river of the same name, an east tributary of the Willamette, in Oregon.  They are now on Grande Ronde Reservation, where they numbered 23 in 1906.  In 1909 the number officially reported was only 5, the remainder evidently having received patents for their lands and became citizens.  In 1877 Gatschet was able to learn of 4 bands, Chamifu, Chanchampeneau, Chanchantu and Chantkaip, which had formerly existed in the...

Kalapooian Indian Bands, Gens and Clans

Many tribes have sub-tribes, bands, gens, clans and phratry.  Often very little information is known or they no longer exist.  We have included them here to provide more information about the tribes. Ahantchuyuk. A division of the Kalapooian family on and about Pudding r., an E. tributary of the Willamette, emptying into it about 10 m. s. of Oregon City, Oreg. Ampalamuyu. A Lakmiut band near Luckiamute r., Oreg. Gatschet, Lakmiut MS. vocab., B. A. E., 1877. Ampishtna. The Lakmiut name of a band of the Calapooya proper, residing E. of upper Willamette r., Oreg. Gatschet, Lakmiut MS., B. A. E., 1877. Andshankualth. The Lakmiut name of a Yamel band on a w. tributary of the Willamette, in Oregon. Gatschet, Calapooya MS., B. A. E., 1877. Andshimmampak. The Lakmiut name of a Yamel band on Yamhill cr., Oregon. Gatschet, Calapooya MS., B. A. E., 1877. Chemapho. Mentioned in the Dayton treaty of 1855 as a Kalapooian band. Chemeketas. Supposed to have been one of the Kalapooian bands formerly near Salem, Oreg. Ingersoll in Harper s Mag., 769, Oct., 1882. Chillychandize. Mentioned as a small Kalapooian tribe on Willamette r.,...

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