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Chinook Nation excited by discovery of village

Members of the Chinook Nation of Washington are excited by the discovery of the remnants of an historic tribal village.

Known as Quat-sam-ts, the village was one of the largest and most prominent in the Pacific Northwest at the time of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Although used just as a seasonal camp, archaeologists estimate it was home to about 2,000 people.

The village declined after white settlers arrived to the region and the Chinooks signed a treaty that forced their removal. The treaty was never ratified and the tribe lacks federal recognition to this day.

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Discovery at Station Camp has special meaning to tribe (The Chinook Observer 2/9)

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