Coquille people

Coquille people

About Coquille people

The Coquille are a Native American tribe centered in southwest Oregon in the United States, where the Coos River flows into Coos Bay. The name of the Coquille is derived from the French, literally translated as ''shell''. The name was attached to the Indian people by French Canadian voyageur trappers working for the North West Company, because the people's diet of shellfish and use of shells as personal ornament. The Coquille groups included the Upper Coquille (Mishikwutinetunne), Kwatami, Shasta Costa, Dakubetede (Applegate), and Tututni. Tututni subtribes include the Yukichetunne, Tututni, Mikonotunne, Chemetunne, Chetleshin, Kwaishtunnetunne, and Taltushtuntede (Galice). The Coquille language is an extinct Athabaskan language classified as part of the Tolowa-Galice branch of the...'

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