Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation

Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation

About Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation

The Chehalis people are a native people of western Washington state in the United States. They should not be confused with the similarly named Chehalis First Nation of the Harrison River in the Fraser Valley area of British Columbia. The Chehalis of Washington consists of two divisions: The Upper Chehalis and the Lower Chehalis. Within these were several tribes: the Copalis, Wynoochee and Humptulips people were part of the Lower Chehalis, while the Satsop people were part of the Upper Chehalis. The boundary between the two groups was the confluence of the Chehalis River and Satsop River. The Chehalis language belongs to the Coast Salish family of languages among Northwest Coast indigenous peoples. Like many Northwest Coast natives, the Chehalis relied on fishing from local rivers for...'