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Name Columbia River
Details This 1,210-mile long river, the third longest in the U.S., rises in Columbia Lake in southeast British Columbia seventy-five miles northwest of the U.S. boundary and flows northwest and south through British Columbia and enters Washington in its northeast corner. After winding through the east area of the state, it forms the Washington-Oregon boundary and flows to the Pacific Ocean. Its drainage basin includes parts of seven states, and part of British Columbia. On May 19, 1792, it was named by Robert Gray, for his ship Columbia. A long list of other names which have been used over the years includes those chosen by Spanish explorers for all or part of the river: Ensenada de la Nuestra Senora de Asuncion, Estrada de Hezeta, and other names of great length terminating in Estrecha, Aguilar, San Roc, and Thegayo. It has been called The Oregon and River of the West. Indian names for portions of its course were Sken-I-Te-Ke, Chock-A-Li-Lum, and Swan-Ate-Ku.

Associated Records

Image of 120P - 1956.001.

120P - 1956.001.

Medium colored leaf shaped stone point, pointed at both ends. A/L Ovate Biface. Cascade Phase - generalized tools - Cascade Phase through contact. Not characteristic of any specific time period or culture. Most pieces used as knives.

Image of 121P - 1956.001.

121P - 1956.001.

Dark colored triangular stone point with convex base. A/L Triangular Projectiles - Age Undetermined.

Image of 122P - 1956.001.

122P - 1956.001.

Medium colored triangular stone point with convex base. A/L Triangular Projectiles - Age Undetermined.

Image of 123P - 1956.001.

123P - 1956.001.

Dark colored triangular stone point with concave base. A/L Knives - Generalized Cutting tools "General Quality." Columbia Plateau. Age Undetermined.

Image of 125P - 1956.001.

125P - 1956.001.

Medium colored shouldered stone point with contracting stem and flat base. A/L Late Cascade Point.

Image of 126P - 1956.001.

126P - 1956.001.

Medium colored shouldered stone point with contracting stem and flat base. A/L Toucannon Phase - Rabbit Island Variant.

Image of 127P - 1956.001.

127P - 1956.001.

Medium colored shouldered stone point with expanding stem and flat base. A/L Late Cascade - Columbia River Side Notch. Late Cascade - Columbia River Plateau.

Image of 128P - 1956.001.

128P - 1956.001.

Dark colored side notched stone point with broken base. A/L Frenchman Springs Phase. Rabbit Island Projectile Point. A/L Late Phase - Desert & Northern Side Notch.

Image of 129P - 1956.001.

129P - 1956.001.

Dark colored odd-shaped stone point. A/L Non diagnostic projectiles.

Image of 130P - 1956.001.

130P - 1956.001.

Dark colored barbed stone point with expanding stem and flat base.

Image of 131P - 1956.001.

131P - 1956.001.

Medium colored barbed stone point with expanding stem and flat base. A/L Late Cascade Columbia River Plateau. Projectile Point. Late Cascade - Columbia River Side Notch.

Image of 132P - 1956.001.

132P - 1956.001.

Dark colored barbed stone point with expanding stem and flat base.

Image of 135P - 1956.001.

135P - 1956.001.

Medium colored stone point. A/L Non diagnostic projectiles.

Image of 136P - 1956.001.

136P - 1956.001.

Dark colored barbed stone point with expanding stem and broken base. A/L Late Cascade. Projectile Point. Received from Cole Webster in 1930.

Image of 137P - 1956.001.

137P - 1956.001.

Medium colored shouldered stone point with expanding stem and flat base. Received from Cole Webster in 1930.

Image of 138P - 1956.001.

138P - 1956.001.

Dark colored shouldered stone point with expanding stem and flat base. Received from Cole Webster in 1930.

Image of 139P - 1956.001.

139P - 1956.001.

Dark colored shouldered stone point with expanding stem and flat base. Received from Cole Webster in 1930.

Image of 140P - 1956.001.

140P - 1956.001.

Dark colored shouldered stone point with expanding stem and flat base. Received from Cole Webster in 1930.

Image of 141P - 1956.001.

141P - 1956.001.

Dark colored shouldered stone point with expanding stem and flat base. Received from Cole Webster in 1930.

Image of 142P - 1956.001.

142P - 1956.001.

Dark colored shouldered stone point with expanding stem and flat base. Received from Cole Webster in 1930.