Semiahmoo Indians

Semiahmoo Indians. Significance unknown. Also called:

  • Birch Bay Indians, from a place occupied by them.

Semiahmoo Connections. The Semiahmoo belonged to the coastal division of the Salishan linguistic stock.

Semiahmoo Location. About Semiahmoo Bay in northwest Washington and southwest British Columbia.

Semiahmoo Population. In 1843 the Semiahmoo numbered 300; in 1909 there were 38 in British Columbia; none were enumerated on the American side of the line.

Connections in which the Semiahmoo Indians have become noted. The name of the Semiahmoo is preserved in Semiahmoo Bay and a township in Whatcom County, Washington.

Swanton, John R. The Indian Tribes of North America. Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin 145. Washington DC: US Government Printing Office. 1953.

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