The Chinook Indians: Traders of the Lower Columbia River

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The Chinook Indians, who originally lived at the mouth of the Columbia River in present-day Oregon and Washington, were experienced traders long before the arrival of white men to that area. When Captain Robert Gray in the ship Columbia Rediviva, for which the river was named, entered the Columbia in 1792, he found the Chinooks in an important position in the trade system between inland Indians and those of the Northwest Coast. The system was based on a small seashell, the dentalium, as the principal medium of exchange. ...

The Chinook Indians: Traders of the Lower Columbia River 1988, University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN-13: 9780806121079

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The Chinook Indians: Traders of the Lower Columbia River 1976, University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN-13: 9780806113258

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