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Alsea Indians

First Noted by Expedition
While wintering at Fort Clatsop, November 1805 to March 1806

The Alsea were a small tribe from what is now western Oregon. They lived on the fish and wildlife found in the Columbia River estuary and the nearby upland meadows. In addition to their primary food of salmon, they ate smelt and perch, as well as deer, elk, beaver, and waterfowl.

When Lewis and Clark reached them, the Alsea may have numbered about a thousand. By 1910, as a result of disease and displacement, they were reduced to a 29 or so individuals, who took refuge with the nearby Siletz tribe.

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