Official Website of the Chinook Nation
Excellent site integrates contemporary and historic
information. Tribal council, announcements, culture
and photo archives, events listing, contact info and
This is a page from the Westside Elementary in Hood River,
Oregon site, the listings here have been created by 4th Graders
in something they call the Trails Project. It is a very cute
little set of pieces and gives tidbits about the Chinook.
This is a PBS page that is pretty informative. Thye have a
whole huge site dedicated to Lewis and Clark, including tribes
along the trail, this is their Chinook page. It isn't very
big, and tells more about the stay of the Corps with the tribe,
but it does give a little background and cultural information
on these people.
Clatsop County Reference Information
Text and images on history of Clatsop County and Seaside,
This site is a little information bank for Native American
news, and other media. It has lots of Native TV, radio, and
book links as well as a page that explains their language
(a link there is on the Language page of our site too), culture,
and answers FAQs.
The Cathlapotle Plankhouse
This is a site dedicated to all the amazing history and culture
behind that famous archaeological site at Cathlopotle.
The Virtual Meier Site
A repository of raw data and graphics for the Meier artifact catalogs.
Chinook and Clatsop
This page was created by a Junior High teacher, her students
did research on some of the tribes along the trail. The Chinook
and Clatsop are featured here, among a few others. On these
pages, they describe the life of the people before, during
and after Lewis and Clark, as well as clothing, dwellings,
canoes and food.
At the start of this page, it gives a history of the southwestern
corner of Washington state. The passage includes a few of
the tribal customs, including head-flattening, and the son-in-law
of Chief Comcomly, who the town was named after.
Student Projects on the Theme of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
This site was created by students of John Jacob Astor Elementary
School in conjunction with the Northwest Regional Educational
Laboratory on the end of the Lewis and Clark trail. Scroll
down on this page and you will find a good list of cultural
topics covered briefly by these students.
Naselle, A Hidden Treasure
Here is an engaging little story about the community of Naselle,
Washington. It comes from the Chinook Observer, the newspaper
for the Long Beach Peninsula at the mouth of the Columbia
River in Washington.
Who were those Indians?
This is an account of the Columbia River tribes, from the
Plateau all the way down to the Coast. At the bottom of the
page links are given to People of the Columbia Plains, The
Chinookan Bands, Wishram Basketry and a map of the tribes
in Oregon and Washington.
Long Beach Peninsula
This is a visitors guide to the Long Beach Peninsula. Follow
the buttons down the left side of the page to virtually visit
communities in that area.
Chinook Press Releases
Business press releases from the official Chinook webpage. July,
5 2002 link details the lack of recognition from the US government.
ibike - Ethnic Heritage Bibliography of the Northwest
This is a great, long list of books and articles on the
Chinook and their language. It includes books and articles
subjects of history, archaeology, ethnology, cultural change,
mythology, art, old journals of expeditions and more. This
site is supported by Ibike, a program that offers educational,
leisurely bike tours of different areas of the world to
with and learn from local people from the areas visited.
There is a link to the homepage of this site on this Chinook
Northwest Interpretive Association
This is an online catalog that features many good Chinook
related books, including some that are out of print, for purchase.
Proceeds from the sales go to an educational nonprofit organization
called the Northwest Interpretive Association and their programs.
They also have maps, videos, pen and ink drawings, postcards,
historic fabric and patterns, Native American jewelry, beads
and beading kits, blankets and many more item collections.
This site is part of the Chinook Indian site from the American
Indian Tribe page which has a select number of nations featured
in the immediate table, but the bibliography contains listings
for books about the Chinook Nation. It's hard to say if they
are written by Chinook People. It also contains listings for
historical books and such written about the tribe.
Chinook Jargon Bibliography
This site gives a detailed list of over thirty Chinook Jargon
books and dictionaries, some are even available online. An
interesting page to take a look at is the history of Chinook
Chinook Jargon Bookshelf
This site recommends three books about and to learn Chinook
Jargon. It also had other resources to look at, another great
page from the Chinook Jargon site.
Bibliography of Northwest Coast Linguistics, Anthropology and Archaeology