What we now call the land that the many cities and jurisdictions within Clackamas County sit on are the ancestral and traditional homelands of the the Confederated Tribes of Grande Ronde (twenty seven distinct indigenous tribes) including Clackamas, Cascades, and Tumwater bands of Chinooks, as well as the Tualatin and Pudding River bands of Kalapuya and the Northern Molalla people.
The Clackamas people of which Clackamas County and in turn Clackamas Voice are named after, traditionally lived along the Clackamas River in the Willamette Valley. The Willamette Meteorite (Tomanowos) is revered by the Clackamas Chinook people. Descendants of the Clackamas Chinook people belong to the Confederated Tribes of Grande Ronde.
Learn more about the Confederated Tribes of Grande Ronde. Understand the Confederated Tribes of Grande Ronde’s connection to recently named Tumwata Village (Willamette Falls) .
You can look up and learn more about the native land that you are on at Native Land Map.