Tillamook County, Oregon
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Clatsop ~ Lincoln ~ Polk 
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History of Tillamook County [Wiki]

Tillamook County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oregon. As of the 2010 census, the population was 25,250.[1] The county seat is Tillamook.[2] The county is named for the  Tillamook, a Native American tribe who were living in the area in the early 19th century at the time of  European American settlement. The county is located within Northwest Oregon.

The Tillamook were the southernmost branch of the Coast Salish. They were separated from their more northern kinsmen by tribes speaking the Chinookian languages. The name Tillamook is of Chinook origin (a trade pidgin, which had developed along the lower Columbia.) According to Frank Boas,[3] "It [Tillamook] means the people of Nekelim. The latter name means the place of Elim, or in the Cathlamet dialect, the place of Kelim. The initial t of Tillamook is the plural article, the terminal ook the Chinook plural ending —uks." Since there was one village in the area of Nehalem bay; the area was referred to as Nekelim (Ne Elim=singular). There were at least four villages on the south Tillamook bay according to Lewis and Clark; the south bay was called "T-Elim-ook" (the plural of Elim), meaning many villages of Elim. (The Chinook word for water was "chuck" and the Salish word for wetland is "naslex". The popular translation of Tillamook as meaning "land of many waters" seems to be 20th-century fabrication used in the tourist industry.)

Trails West & Mining History

Overland Trail ~ Oregon Trail
Oregon Mining Maps ~ Stone Quarries and Beyond

'Ghost Towns in Oregon'
Ghost Towns, Mining Camps and Historical Sites
The Volcano's of Oregon

Native American's
The Tillamook Tribes of Oregon

Our Native Americans and their records of genealogical value
3 Volumes
Kirkham, E Kay, Author, 1980
Everton Publishers, Logan Utah
The books can be downloaded here.

Indians of the northwest [Washington, Oregon and Idaho]
Digital Book, FS, Published: 1968 by BIA

BIA Agency Records, 1879-1951~ Digital Images, FS Library
The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
Indians of the Pacific Northwest

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State Coordinator: Jan Bony
Assistant State Coordinator: W David Samuelson
Tillamook County Coordinator: Martha A Crosley Graham

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