The modern Chinook Indian Nation, aka Confederated Chinook Lower Tribes and Bands, consists of the Clatsop and Kathlamet of what is now Oregon and the Lower Chinook, Wahkiakum and Willapa of Washington State. Their five historically important Tribes have existed since time immemorial in their aboriginal territory at the mouth of the Columbia River. It is there that Chinook families welcomed Lewis and Clark to the Pacific Ocean and helped them survive the winter of 1805 and 1806.
They are currently still fighting for Federal Recognition. They deserve to be recognized as a First Nation. The Chinook Nation continues to contribute to the well being of the Community and enrich the Culture. I encourage others to contribute to their worthy cause.