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Bureau of American Ethnology

Alsea. A corruption of Alsé, their own name, meaning unknown. Also called:

Kunis’tunne, Chastacosta name.
Paifan amim, Luckiamute Kalapuya name.
Si ni’të-li tunne, Naltunne name, meaning “flatheads.”
Tcha yaxo amim, Luckiamute Kalapuya name.
Tehayesatlu, Nestucca name.

Connections.— The Alsea belonged to the Yakonan linguistic stock.
Location.—On Alsea River and Bay.

Villages

Chiink, on the south side of Alsea River.
Kakhtshanwaish, on the north side of Alsea River.
Kalbusht, on he lower course of Alsea River.
Kauhuk, on the south side of Alsea River.
Kaukhwan, on the north side of Alsea River at Beaver Creek.
Khlimkwaish, on the south side of Alsea River.
Khlokhwaiyutslu, on the north side of Alsea River.
Kutauwa, on the north side of Alsea River at its mouth.
Kwamk, on the south side of Alsea River.
Kwuiisit, on the south side of Alsea River.
Kyamaisu, on the north side of Alsea River at its mouth,
Panit, on the south side of Alsea River .
Shiuwauk, on the north side of Alsea River.
Skhakhwaiyutslu, on the south side of Alsea River.
Tachuwit, on the north side of Alsea River.
Thlekuhweyuk, on the south side of Aloea River.
Thlekushauk, on the south side of Alsea River.

Population.- Mooney (1928) estimates the number of Indians belonging to the Yakonan stock at 6,000 in 1780. The census of 1910 returned 29 Indians under this name, and that of 1930 only 9 under the entire Yakonan stock.

Connection in which they have become noted. Alsea or Alseya River, Alsea Bay and the village of Alsea, Benton County, Oreg., preserve the name of the Alsea Indians,

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