Coos (tribe)

Coos (tribe)

The Coos are a Native American tribe from the U.S. state of Oregon and one of the three Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians. The live on the southwest Oregon Pacific coast. The Coos language is either extinct or nearly extinct.

Several Oregon landmarks are named after the tribe, including Coos Bay, the city of Coos Bay, Oregon, as Coos County.


There were 40-50 villages in the Coos tribes (they lived around the Coos bay and North Bend area). Most of them were hunters, fishermen, and gatherers. For entertainment, they held foot races, canoe races, dice (bone or stick) games, target ilu practice, and also shinny (field hockey).cite web
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title = Traditional Culture of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw
work = Culture and History
publisher = Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians
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accessdate = 2006-10-07

ee also

*Annie Miner Peterson
*Coosan languages


External links

* [ Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw homepage]
* [ Languages of Oregon - Coos]
* [ Coos, Lower Umpqua & Siuslaw Tribes profile]

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