The Algonquian-Salishan-Wakashan Language Family


They refer to the Algonquian-Salishan-Wakashan language relationship, as being the Algonquian-Wakashan language family. The Salishan and Wakashan indians are obviously partially Anishinabe. The Anishinabek at all the locations below, have been forced by the whites to lose their tribal identity. Chippewa soldiers subjugated most (not all) around 1,000 years ago.



Coeur d'Alene Tribe

They lived in extreme northern idaho, eastern washington, and western montana. They have a reservation in northwestern idaho that covers 524 sq. mi. and has a population of 6,551, which includes non indians. There are 2,000 enrolled tribal members. They were a warlike people who fought the invading whites.



Flathead Tribe

They lived from the western plains of montana, to the cascade mountains in washington state, and british columbia. Today, they have a reservation in montana that covers 1,939 sq. mi. and has a population of 26,172, but most people are non indians. About 4,000 of the reservations people are native american. Another 2,800 live off rez.



Kalispel Tribe

They lived from central washington to western montana. Today, they have a reservation about 55 miles north of spokane, which covers 4,894 acres and another 3,527 acres as tribal trust land. Their population is about 3,000.



Spokan Tribe

They lived from eastern washington state, to western montana. Their present reservation is located in washington state and borders the colville reservation. It covers 238 sq. mi. and has a population of 2,004. They were a warlike people who fought the invading whites.



Okanagan Tribe

They lived in extreme southern british columbia and northern washington state. They have a reserve in british columbia, and some live on the colville reservation in washington state. Colville reservation covers 2,117 sq. mi. and has a population of 7,587, which includes non indians. The primary indian language of the reservation is okanagan.



Bella Coola Tribe

They lived in british columbia, from the pacific coastline to central british columbia. Today, they have several reserves in british columbia.



Comox Tribe

They live in british columbia, canada on vancouver island and just to the east on the mainland.



Squamish Tribe

They live in extreme southwestern british columbia, near the large canadian city of vancouver.



Chehails Tribe

They live on mainland british columbia. They have three reserves in british columbia. They also live in washingtom state, just southwest of seattle, to along the pacific coastline.



Cowlitz Tribe

They live in extreme southwestern washington state, not too far from the pacific ocean.



Tillamook tribe

They lived in northwestern oregon, southwestern washington state, down to northern california, not to far from the pacific. Today, they have a 6 sq. mi. reservation (the Siletz Reservation) in oregon. Their population is 4,287. They were a warlike people who fought the invading whites.



Pend d'Oreilles Tribe

They lived around lake pend oreille in northern idaho, as well as eastern washington state, and parts of western montana.



Nisqualli Tribe

They lived in washington state, just south of the present day seattle region. Their territory lay between mt. rainier and the puget sound region. They were warlike. They have an 8 sq. mi. reservation in washington state now.



Other Anishinabe, Salishan, and Wakashan's include:


Shuswap tribe
Lillooet tribe
Colville tribe
Lake tribe
Sanpoil tribe
Nespelem tribe
Methow tribe
Wenatchee tribe
Chelan tribe
Entiat tribe
Pentlatch tribe
Sechelt tribe
Nooksack tribe
Lushootseed tribe
Twana tribe
Lummi tribe
Songish tribe
Sooke tribe
Klallam tribe
Quinault tribe
Haida tribe
Tsimshian tribe