Place Name Document

Native American Place Names Along the Columbia River Above Grand Coulee Dam, North Central Washington And Traditional Cultural Property Overview Report For the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation.

This document presents a Traditional Cultural Property and place name study. The concept of Traditional Cultural Properties as National Register Historic Properties are reviewed. The administrative and research background contains a history of Traditional Cultural Property studies in the Grand Coulee Dam Project Area, as well as a summary and critical review of prior research. The administrative history section also contains a list of informants who supplied the actual place names. There is an outline of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation (Colville Confederated Tribes, [CCT]) Traditional Cultural Property research methodology. This document contains 408 named places significant to the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, beginning at the Grand Coulee Dam and ending at the Canadian border. This is followed by a bibliography and an appendix of maps. The maps show Traditional Cultural Properties as identified by place names. Unless otherwise noted, all place names are in the Colville - Okanogan language.

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