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Various Spellings: Quileute, Quillehute, Quilleyyute

Tribal Headquarters[edit | edit source]

Quileute Nation
90 Main Street / PO Box 279
La Push, WA 98350
Phone: 360-374-6163
FAX: 360-374-6311
Email: qtc@quileutenation.org

History[edit | edit source]

Brief Timeline[edit | edit source]

1775: Tribe encountered a Spanish Vessel anchored offshore

1805: Lewis and Clark Expedition

1820's: Non-Indian trappers and traders entered the area

1840: Sever famine

1855 July 1,

1856: Quinault River Treaty - 10,000 acres reservation near Taholah

1883: School established for the Quileute at La Push

1889: Reservation established at La Push

1893: Reservation established on the Hoh River

1895: Indian Shaker religion spread throughout the area

Additional References to the History of the Tribe[edit | edit source]

Frederick Webb Hodge, in his Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico, gave a more complete history of the Quileute tribe, with estimations of the population of the tribe at various time periods. Additional details are given in John Swanton's The Indian Tribes of North America.

Agency[edit | edit source]

Taholah Agency

Neah Bay Agency

Reservations[edit | edit source]

Reservation is a tract of land set aside for the occupation and use by Native Americans.

Quileute Reservation

Superintendencies[edit | edit source]

Washington Superintendency

Oregon Superintendency

Records[edit | edit source]

The majority of records of individuals were those created by the agencies. Some records may be available to tribal members through the tribal headquarters.They were (and are) the local office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and were charged with maintaining records of the activities of those under their responsibility. Among these records are:

Correspondence and Census[edit | edit source]

Tribe Agency Location of Original Records

Pre-1880 Correspondence

M234 RG 75 Rolls 962

Roll Numbers




Post-1885 Census

M595 RG 75 Rolls 693 Roll Numbers




Quileute Taholah Agency,1878-1950 Seattle - - 565-69 -
Quileute Neah Bay Agency, 1885-28 Seattle - - 282-85 Films 579693-579696

Treaty[edit | edit source]

1855 July 1,

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Important Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Bibliography[edit | edit source]