Which Native American groups lived in the Northwest?

The Northwest Indians lived in many villages in the lush lands along the Pacific Ocean.

This area included the homelands of the Chinook, Makah, and Nootka, who lived along the coasts of what are now the states of Oregon and Washington, and the territory of the Coast Salish tribes, who also lived on the shores of Puget Sound near what is now Seattle, Washington.

On the northern Pacific Coast were the Kwakiutl, Bella Bella, and Haida of the present-day Canadian province of British Columbia and the Tlingit of what is now southeastern Alaska.

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