Quinault are a group of
American peoples from western Washington in the United States.
Quinault female profile by Edward
The Quinaults and their lands at La Push have been made famous by
there role as a principal backdrop for the Twilight books and
Quinault Indian Reservation is located on the
Pacific coast of
Washington, primarily in northwestern Grays Harbor
County, with small parts extending north into southwestern
It has a land area of 819.294 km² (316.331
sq mi) and reported a resident population of 1,370 persons as of
the 2000 census
Quinault people settled onto reservation lands after signing the
with the former
of the reservation's population lives in the community of Taholah, on the Pacific coast at the mouth of the Quinault River.
Motorists are cautioned that it is not possible to traverse the
entire reservation on Highway
, in spite of what some online mapping services indicate.
Construction of the highway north from Taholah to U.S. Highway
was halted in the late 1960s. There is only limited access
(for private property owners and tribe members) along the northern
coast of the reservation.
There is an original Quinault language, which is a part of the
family of languages. In modern
times, the Quinault is a mixture of separate indigenous peoples.
mixture of members with ethnic ties to the modern Quinault tribe is
made up of the Quinault, Hoh, Chehalis, Chinook, Cowlitz, Queets, and
Linguistically, these groups belong to three language families:
), and Salishan
).Per capita is issued for enrolled tribal members
through Quinault Nation economic development projects and the
financial profits of these projects.
Quinalts at quinalt river
Indian Nation homepage
- Quinault Indian Nation tribal council and history page
(also links to treaty of 1856)
- University of Washington Libraries Digital
Collections – The Pacific Northwest Olympic Peninsula Community
Museum A web-based museum showcasing aspects of the rich
history and culture of Washington State's Olympic Peninsula
communities. Features cultural exhibits, curriculum packets and a
searchable archive of over 12,000 items that includes historical
photographs, audio recordings, videos, maps, diaries, reports and
- Inventory of the Quinault Indian Reservation
Collection, 1939 - 1977, in the Forest History Society Library and
Archives, Durham, NC