dimanche 10 avril 2011

Who are the Multnomah as in Multnomah Falls?

Who are the people Multnomah Falls and where are they? after whom Multnomah Falls are named?
When the famed duo Lewis and Clark came up this way 200 odd years ago he saw a group of Indians camped in this vicinity, Multonam, a branch of the Chinooks. Some wag claims that Multnomah is a bastardization of the word in the chinook language for Up the River.. I would believe the first rather than the second..
but where are they now?
Disease, pestilence and oppression has taken its toll
Perhaps they are lucky? but the land and the names will forever carry their memories

May they rest in peace..