3 Cowlitz Canoe.” Kane described the canoes of the Chinook Indians, “Their canoes are hollowed out of the cedar by fire, and smoothed off with stone axes. Some of them are very large, as the cedar grows to an enormous size in this neighbourhood.
What is the Cowlitz tribe known for?
One of the styles of canoe was peculiarly Cowlitz. These red cedar dugout canoes were prowless, known as the “Cowlitz-type” canoe. Lewis and Clark called them “shovel-nosed dugouts.” They were made in a special way to be able to navigate in shallow waters, being very successful in the shallow rapids.
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By the time the white men arrived on the scene, the Cowlitz were multi-lingual speaking two different dialects of the Salish, the Taidnapam dialect of the Sahaptin, and the intertribal trade language — the Chinook Jargon.
the Lewis River Cowlitz, sometimes called Lewis River Chinook, today considered to be regional group of Taidnapam (lived along Upper Lewis River and uppermost Nisqually River as neighbors to their Sahaptin kin the Mishalpam (Mical-ɫa’ma) (″Eatonville people″, lit. ″Mashel River people″) and Klickitat; today as Lewis
The Cowlitz lived on streams and were good fishermen. They were also good hunters who followed the dear at all seasons. Salmon was the tribe’s principal food, while venison was the principal flesh food.
Reservation. The Cowlitz Reservation was established in 2010. The 152-acre (62 ha) reservation is located near Ridgefield, in Clark County, Washington.
The following documents will be required prior to an eligibility determination and in some cases annually thereafter:
There are 29 federally recognized tribes throughout Washington and they are: Chehalis, Colville, Cowlitz, Hoh, Jamestown S’Klallam, Kalispel, Lower Elwha Klallam, Lummi, Makah, Muckleshoot, Nisqually, Nooksack, Port Gamble S’Klallam, Puyallup, Quileute, Quinault, Samish, Sauk-Suiattle, Shoalwater Bay, Skokomish,
Three miles upstream from the Cowlitz on the Oregon side is Prescott Beach, where Lewis and Clark spent the night of November 5, 1805. Lewis and Clark passed the Cowlitz River on November 6, 1805 and again on March 27, 1806. The called the river by the Indian name of “”Cow-e-lis-kee River”.
The Cowlitz are people of the Northwest Coast Native American cultural group, often referred to as Flatheads. The location of their tribal homelands were in the interior southwest of what is now the State of Washington. The geography of the region in which they lived dictated the lifestyle and culture of the tribe.
Today the 1,400 enrolled members of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe continue Indian observances related to child-rearing, religion and food, especially salmon. Many still fish and hunt.
Because American colonialism severely disrupted Chinook culture, ultimately removing the people to reservations, most information about traditional Chinook life is based on the records of these and other traders and explorers, together with what is known of neighbouring groups.