The Nooksack are a Native American people in northwestern Washington state in the United States. The tribe lives in the mainland northwest corner of the state near the small town of Deming, Washington (in western Whatcom County), and has over 1,800 enrolled members. In 1971, the tribe was ceded a one acre reservation after they received federal recognition status from the United States government. They subsequently increased reservation land to 2,500 acres including 65 acres (260,000 m) of tribally owned trust land. Like most Northwest Coast indigenous peoples, in pre-Colonial times the Nooksack relied on fishing as well as gathering for sustenance.
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