Washington Land Patents – Chehalis Tribe
Chehalis Indians are located on the lower course of Chehalis River, especially on the south side, and on the south side of Grays Bay. In later times the Chehalis occupied territory to and about Willapa Bay that had formerly been held by the Chinook.
Chehalis Indians. Chehalis actually refers to two distinct peoples. One group of tribes residing on the Chehalis River in Washington, another tribe, a sub-tribe of the Cowichan First Nation residing along the Harrison River in British Columbia. We provide both below.
Humptulips Indians (said to mean ‘chilly region’). A body of Chehalis on a river of the same name emptying into Chehalis river, Washington. They are under the supervision of the Puyallup school superintendent and numbered 21 in 1904.