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Federal Recognition
Chinooks dropping out of some Lewis and Clark events

The Chinook Nation of Washington has announced that it will not participate in some Lewis and Clark bicentennial events.

The tribe is upset that organizers have allowed a rival group to take part in the commemoration. The Clatsop and Nesalem descendants claim to be a separate group from the Chinook Nation and have filed for federal recognition.

The Chinook Nation was denied federal recognition by the Bush administration. The tribe's ancestors were the first to greet Lewis and Clark to the Pacific Northwest.

Get the Story:
Chinook Tribe scales back role in Lewis and Clark fest (The Seattle Post-Intelligencer 3/31)

Relevant Links:
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