American Expansion and Treaties
An onslaught of American settlers in the 1840s precedes deliberation between the U.S. and the Chinook

Tansey Point Treaties
Anson Dart negotiates treaties with the Chinook in 1851

What is Ratification?
Independent Native Nations and treaty making

Treaty of Chehalis
Negotiations break down between Governor Stevens and the Chinook at Chehalis River in 1855

Treaty of Olympia
The 1855 Treaty of Olympia includes the Chinook without their consent

Treaty Deliberations and Status
The Chinook seek federal recognition in the early twentieth century

Tribal Designations
The 1954 Western Oregon Termination Act and the Chinook

Federal Acknowledgement
The Chinook continue to pursue federal recognition into the twenty-first century