Squaxon Indians

Squaxon Indians or Squakson Indians. Their own name.

Squaxon Connections. The Squaxon belonged to the Nisqually branch of the coast division of the Salishan linguistic family.

Squaxon Location. On North Bay, Puget Sound.

Squaxon Villages. On North Bay at the mouth of Coulter Creek and at Allyn at the mouth of Mason Creek.

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Squaxon Population. With the Skokomish and Toanho (Twana), Mooney (1928) estimated that there were 1,000 Squaxon in 1780. In 1909 there were 98 under this name, and in 1937, 32.


Collection:
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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