Sites -> Cape Disappointment State Park -> People -> Native Peoples -> Today

Chinook People Today

Chinook people were not recognized as a tribe by the U.S. government in the 19th century, when many treaties were made with Native people. Since 1979, Chinook tribal members have filed a series of petitions for federal recognition–so far, without success. Although recognized at the end of President Clinton’s term, this long-awaited status was then revoked by the Bush administration. Tribal leaders continue to push for recognition on behalf of approximately 2000 people.

Chinook tribal headquarters are in the town of Chinook, on the river not far from Cape Disappointment. The town grew from a large Native American village named Chinook or Chinoak by Capt Gray’s crew.

Journey Book is an immersive exploration of the People, Places and Art of the Confluence Project that is designed to be experienced through a Flash-enabled browser. For the best experience, please revisit the site from a Flash-enabled computer.

This site requires Flash Player 9.0.28 or higher

Click here to download the latest Flash Player.

Click here to learn how to enable Javascript.

Journey Book is an immersive exploration of the People, Places and Art of the Confluence Project that is only available through a Flash-enabled browser. Please revisit the site from a Flash-enabled computer.

Return to ConfluenceProject.org >

This site requires Flash Player 9.0.28 or higher