Index of the Inserts we sent to President Obama

Text of the letter to President Obama

Week One (June 8 - 11, 2015)

Day 1 - Press Release: The Chinook Indian Nation Begins an Appeal to the President.

Day 2 - Representatives of the Chinook Nation Sign Recognition Documents at the Department Of Interior in 2001

Day 3 - Statement from Washington Governor Jay Inslee on the Passing of Chinook Tribal Chairman Ray Gardner

Day 4 - The Chehalis River Treaty 1855

Day 5 - The Repatriation of the Canoe Stolen by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark in 1805

Week Two (June 15 - 19, 2015)

Day 6 - 1861 Letter to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs from Citizens of the State of Oregon and the Territory of Washington

Day 7- Blessing a Flag for the Crazy Horse Memorial

Day 8 - Canoe Naming Ceremony at Fort Clatsop - Lewis & Clark National Historical Park in Oregon

Day 9 - A Family of Basket Makers.

Day 10 - Chinook Indian Nation Fishing

Week Three (June 22 - 26, 2015)

Day 11 - Chinook Canoes Still Travel the Great (Columbia) River

Day 12 - Charles Cultee and Franz Boas

Day 13 - Law or Not, Include Chinook in Lessons - Local Tribe Merits Statewide Attention

Day 14 - Inter-Tribal Canoe Journey Paddle to Elwha 2005

Day 15 - The Modern Chinook Nation

Week Four (June 29 - July 2, 2015)

Day 16 - Chinook Nation on Canoe Journey.

Day 17 - Hereditary Leader Phillip Hawks

Day 18 - Chinook Community Builds a New Tribal Office

Day 19 - Chinook Vessel Returns Home

Week Five (July 6 - 10, 2015)

Day 20 - Ambassador (Chris Stevens) personified the Chinook way

Day 21 - Chinook Indian Nation Elects new Leader

Day 22 - Warriors for Chinook Rights

Day 23 - Canoe Journey Morning

Day 24 - George Squamaup, called Skamock

Week Six (July 13 - 17, 2015)

Day 25 - Chinook Canoe ul-iymits (old nose)

Day 26 - Howaltid, Chief Lester Green, of Wyatch

Day 27 - Chinook Nation Canoe at the Port Madison Indian Reservation.

Day 28 - Chinook Indian Nation Youth and the Inter-Tribal Canoe Journey

Day 29 - Chinook Indian Nation Paddlers Arrive at Quilieute

Week Seven (July 20 - 24, 2015)

Day 30 - The Tokeland Camp of Charles E. McChesney

Day 31 - Chinook Nation Tribal Member Ken Reed

Day 32 - Cha’ist was at Tansey Point in 1851 where her husband, Huckswelt, singed the Lower Chinook Treaty

Day 33 - Representatives of the Chinook Nation Sign Recognition Documents at the Department of Interior in 2001

Day 34 - Canoe Up the Beach

Week Eight (July 27 - 32, 2015)

Day 35 - Without Federal Recognition Chinook History is Not Protected

Day 36 - Contemporary Chinookan Art

Day 37 - Contemporary Chinook Baskets

Day 38 - Plankhouse Exteriors

Day 39 - Plankhouse Interiors

Week Nine (August 3 - 7, 2015)

Day 40 - Drum Making Class

Day 41 - Three Generations of Chinook Women

Day 42 - Martha Stephan & K.C. Johnson

Day 43 - The Chehalis River Treaty

Day 44 - Tahoma Johnson singing

Week Ten (August 10 - 14, 2015)

Day 45 - Law or Not, Include Chinook in Lessons - Local Tribe Merits Statewide Attention

Day 46 - Chinook Earpiercing

Day 47 - Chinook Head Flattening

Day 48 - 2005 Opening of the Plankhouse in Ridgefield Washington

Day 49 - (Another) Letter to President Obama From the Chinook People

Week Eleven (August 17 - 21, 2015)

Day 50 - Our Homeland’s Residents Support the Clarification of the Chinook Indian Nation’s Status!

Day 51 - Chinookan Peoples of the Lower Columbia

Day 52 - Myrtle Woodcock

Day 53 - 1861 Letter to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs from Citizens of the State of Oregon and the Territory of Washington

Day 54 - Chinook Children

Week Twelve (August 24-27, 2015)

Day 55 - Docket 234 and the Indian Claims Commission

Day 56 - Docket 240 and the Indian Claims Commission

Day 57 - “Chief” Cliff Snider

Day 58 - Ambassador (Chris Stevens) personified the Chinook way

Week Thirteen (August 31- September 3, 2015)

Day 59 - You'd Think They'd Know Us a Little Better.

Day 60 - How May Chinook Elders Must Pass Before the Chinook Nation Sees Justice?

Day 61 - Rich and Poor

Day 62 - Canoe Naming Ceremony at Fort Clatsop - Lewis & Clark National Historical Park in Oregon

Day 63 - Chinook Nation Fish Cleaning

Week Fourteen (September 9-11)

Day 64 - The Chinook Nation is Recognized by Many Organizations

Day 65 - Statement from Washington Governor Jay Inslee on the Passing of Chinook Tribal Chairman Ray Gardner

Day 66 - As we have said, the Chinook Nation is recognized by many organizations!

Week Fifteen (September 14-18)

Day 67 - The Chinook Indian Nation’s Culture and Language are Alive

Day 68 - Title VII Indian Ed, Chinook has participated since 1972

Day 69 - Elmer Wilson Jr. (former Councilman)

Day 70 - The Repatriation of the Canoe Stolen by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark in 1805

Day 71 - University of Oregon Offers in State Tuition by Aboriginal Right to Chinook Nation Members

Week Sixteen (September 21-25)

Day 72 - Emmet Oliver

Day 73 - Young Chinook Leader: Rachel Cushman

Day 74 - Brothers George and Fred Lagergren

Day 75 - Cha’ist was at Tansey Point in 1851 where her husband, Huckswelt, singed the Lower Chinook Treaty

Day 76 - Chinook Hosts a 2006 Russian Peace Delegation

Week Seventeen (September 26 - October 2)

Day 77 - “I remain convinced that the Chinook Tribe is deserving of Federal recognition”- Kevin Gover

Day 78 - Feds Revoke Tribe’s Status

Day 79 - What is Chinook? This????

Day 80 - How Can My Existence Be Denied?

Week Eighteen (October 5 - 9)

Day 81 - Tribal elder, historian and former Chinook Nation Councilwoman, Marcheta VanPatten

Day 82 - First Salmon Ceremony

Day 83 - Goose Point

Day 84 - Docket 234 and the Indian Claims Commission

Day 85 - Three Generations of Chinook Men

Week Nineteen (October 14-16)

Day 86 - Chinook Canoes

Day 87 - Docket 240 and the Indian Claims Commission

Christmas 2015

Day 171 - The Real Hero of Benghazi and 13 Hours: Chris Stevens Chinook

Day 192 - The Chinook Language Survives

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