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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 143P - 1956.001.

143P - 1956.001.

Medium colored shouldered stone point with contracting stem and broken base. A/L Late Cascade. Projectile Point. Received from Cole Webster in 1930.

Image of 144P - 1956.001.

144P - 1956.001.

Dark colored shouldered stone point with contracting stem and broken base. A/L Toucannon Phase - Rabbit Island Variant. Received from Cole Webster in 1930.

Image of 145P - 1956.001.

145P - 1956.001.

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

Image of 146P - 1956.001.

146P - 1956.001.

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

Image of 147P - 1956.001.

147P - 1956.001.

Medium colored triangular stone point with broken base. A/L Hafted knives - Age undetermined. These are knives which were placed on handles. Received from Cole Webster in 1930.

Image of 148P - 1956.001.

148P - 1956.001.

Medium colored triangular stone point with flat base. Received from Cole Webster in 1930.

Image of 149P - 1956.001.

149P - 1956.001.

Dark colored triangular stone point with flat base. Received from Cole Webster in 1930.

Image of 150P - 1956.001.

150P - 1956.001.

Dark colored leaf shaped stone point with one end that is convex. A/L Projectile Point. Cascade Point. Received from Cole Webster in 1930.

Image of 151P - 1956.001.

151P - 1956.001.

Medium colored leaf shaped stone point with one end that is convex. A/L Drills, perforators. Age undetermined. Used to bore or drill into wood, hides, bone, etc. Received from Cole Webster in 1930.

Image of 152P - 1956.001.

152P - 1956.001.

Medium colored leaf shaped stone point with one end that is convex. A/L Projectile Point. Cascade Point. Received from Cole Webster in 1930.

Image of 153P - 1956.001.

153P - 1956.001.

Dark colored leaf shaped stone point with one end that is broken. 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. Received from Cole Webster in 1930.

Image of 154P - 1956.001.

154P - 1956.001.

Dark colored reject stone projectile point. A/L Drills, perforators. Age undetermined. Used to bore or drill into wood, hides, bone, etc. A/L Drill Perforator - age undetermined. (May have been Hafted) Received from Cole Webster in 1930.

Image of 155P - 1956.001.

155P - 1956.001.

Medium colored reject stone projectile point. A/L Non Diagnostic Biface Flake or Blade - age undetermined. Received from Cole Webster in 1930.

Image of 156P - 1956.001.

156P - 1956.001.

Medium colored stone graver. A/L Drill / Perforator. Received from Cole Webster in 1930.

Image of 157P - 1956.001.

157P - 1956.001.

Medium colored stone graver. Received from Cole Webster in 1930.

Image of 2851P - 1956.001.

2851P - 1956.001.

Light colored stone scraper. A/L Scraping blade tools - age undetermined. Same function as standard scrapers except these are made using flakes or blades (blade is flake at least two times longer than wide) which are struck off of a prepared core tool.

Image of 2852P - 1956.001.

2852P - 1956.001.

Light colored stone scraper. A/L Scraping blade tools - age undetermined. Same function as standard scrapers except these are made using flakes or blades (blade is flake at least two times longer than wide) which are struck off of a prepared core tool.

Image of 2853P - 1956.001.

2853P - 1956.001.

Medium colored stone scraper. A/L Scrapers - age undetermined. These tools were used in preparing hides, etc.

Image of 2854P - 1956.001.

2854P - 1956.001.

Medium colored stone scraper. A/L Scrapers - age undetermined. These tools were used in preparing hides, etc.

Image of 2856P - 1956.001.

2856P - 1956.001.

Medium colored stone scraper. A/L Knife - Generalized Gutting tools "General Quality."