Chinook Indians, Ethnology
The Station Camp/McGowan site, at the mouth of the Columbia River, contains the remains of a contact-period Chinook Indian village characterized by abundant fur-trade era goods and well-preserved architectural features associated with at least three plank structures. The Chinookan fur-trade site (identified as the "Middle Village" by Chinook people) contains an abundance of wealth items and a dearth of productive tools and debris within traditional activity spaces. These data suggest the intensity and context of interaction between Native American groups at the coast and Euro- American traders.
Wilson, Douglas C., "Exploring the Chinook Culture Contact at Station Camp at the Mouth of the Columbia River" (2008). Anthropology Faculty Publications and Presentations. 10.