Cowlitz Tribe

Cowlitz Indians. A Salish tribe formerly on the river of the same name in south west Washington. Once numerous and powerful, they were said by Gibbs in 1853 to be insignificant, numbering with the Upper Chehalis, with whom they, were mingled, not more than 165. About 1887 there were 127 on Puyallup Reservation, Washington. They are no longer known by this name, being evidently officially classed as Chehalis.


Locations:
Puyallup Rervation,

Collection:
Hodge, Frederick Webb, Compiler. The Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Bureau of American Ethnology, Government Printing Office. 1906.

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  1. I have two daughters who are adopted. Their paternal grandparents lived in the town of Morton. I had their DNA tested recently and one daughter is 49% Native American and the other is 36%. How would I go about getting their tribal rights?

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