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, Chinchal.
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. Chamiwi. The Lakmiut name of a Yamel band on Yamhill cr., a w. tributary of Willamette r., and near Independence, Oreg. Champikle. A