Location: Skamania County WA

Chilluckittequaw Indians

As reported by Lewis and Clark, the Chilluckittequaw Indians lay along the north side of Columbia River, in the present Klickitat and Skamania Counties, from about 10 miles below the Dalles to the neighborhood of the Cascades. Spier (1936) thinks they may have been identical with the White Salmon or Hood River group of Indians and perhaps both. In the latter case we must suppose that they extended to the south side of the Columbia.

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Klikitat Tribe

Klikitat Indians, Klickitat Tribe, Klickitat Indians (Chinookan: ‘beyond,’ with reference to the Cascade Mountains. ). A Shahaptian tribe whose former seat was at the headwaters of the Cowlitz, Lewis, White Salmon, and Klickitat rivers, north of Columbia River, in Klickitat and Skamania Counties, Washington. Their eastern neighbors were the Yakima, who speak a closely related language, and on the west they were met by various Salishan and Chinookan tribes. In 1805 Lewis and Clark reported them as wintering on Yakima and Klickitat rivers, and estimated their number at about 700. Between 1820 and 1830 the tribes of Willamette valley were visited by an epidemic of fever and greatly reduced in numbers. Taking advantage of their weakness, the Klikitat crossed the Columbia and forced their way as far south as the valley of the Umpqua. Their occupancy of this territory was temporary, however, and they were speedily compelled to retire to their old seat north of. the Columbia. The Klikitat were always active and enterprising traders, and from their favorable position became widely known as intermediaries between the coast tribes and those living east of the Cascade range. They joined in the Yakima treaty at Camp Stevens, Wash., June 9, 1855, by which they ceded their lands to the United States. They are now almost wholly on Yakima Reservation, Washington, where they have become so merged with related tribes that an accurate...

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Chilluckittequaw Tribe

Chilluckittequaw Indians (Chilû’ktkwa). A Chinookan tribe formerly living on the north side of Columbia river in Klickitat and Skamania counties, Washington, from about 10 miles below the Dalles to the neighborhood of the Cascades. In 1806 Lewis and Clark estimated their number at 2,400. According to Mooney a remnant of the tribe lived near the mouth of White Salmon river until 1880, when they removed to the Cascades, where a few still resided in 1895. The Smackshop were a...

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Skamania County, Washington Cemetery Records

Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Following Cemeteries (hosted At Skamania County, Washington Tombstone Transcription Project) Berge Cemetery Carson (IOOF) Cemetery Chris-Zada Cemetery Eyman Cemetery St. Martin’s Hot Springs Cemetery Mount Pleasant Cemetery (hosted at Interment)...

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Lewis, Robert – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Robert Lewis, 74, a longtime Baker City resident, died Feb. 7, 2002, at Evergreen Vista Health Center at La Grande. There was a private family memorial service on Feb. 11 at Gray’s West & Co. The Rev. Rob Irwin of St. Francis de Sales Cathedral officiated. There will be a memorial service in Portland later. Bob was born on Dec. 1, 1927, at Portland to Walter and Verna Lewis. After graduating from Portland High School in 1946, he joined the U.S. Navy. He served in the occupation forces at Tokyo for two years. Bob returned home and married Frankie C. Kelley at Stevenson, Wash., on May 31, 1948. He worked as a lab analyst for Portland Gas Co. In 1958, he was accepted as a state police officer and worked for the department for about 10 years. He retired in 1984 as an investigator for Scott Wetzel, a risk management company. Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing and many camping trips with family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Frankie; sons and their spouses, Kurt and Connie Lewis of Baker City, and Michael and Linda Lewis of Haverhill, Mass.; a daughter, Peggy Colice Lewis of Baker City; a sister, Linda Williams of Ontario; grandchildren, Dyana Lewis of Welches, Katelyn and Monica Lewis of Haverhill, Mass., Ben Kammerer of Baker City...

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