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Photograph of Pearl Capoeman-Baller, Quinault President by Natalie Fobes/Corbis
Quinault Indians

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

The Quinault Indians inhabited what is now the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State. They lived along the coast, where they hunted fish in dugout cedar canoes.

Fifty years after the arrival of Lewis and Clark, under pressure from the U.S. government, the Quinault signed the Quinault River Treaty. This treaty obliged them to cede their land to the U.S. and move to a reservation. Some of the people refused to move to the reservation set up by the treaty, however, and today many of the Quinault live in or around their traditional homeland.

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