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Skilloot Indians

Skilloot Indians. Significance unknown.

Skilloot Connections. The Skilloot Indians belonged to the Clackamas dialectic division of the Chinookan linguistic family.

Skilloot Location. On both sides of Columbia River above and below the mouth of Cowlitz River.

Skilloot Villages and Subdivision

Skilloot Population. Mooney (1928) estimates the number of Skilloot at 3,250 in 1780 including 250 Tlakalama. In 1806 Lewis and Clark give 2,500 and in 1850 Lane places the Skilloot population at 200. They have now entirely disappeared as an independent group.