Published on October 2, 2013 by Amy
The Quinault Indian Nation (QIN), formerly known as the Quinault Tribe of the Quinault Reservation, is a federally recognized tribe of Quinault, Queets, Quileute, Hoh, Chehalis, Chinook, and Cowlitz people. They are a Southwestern Coast Salish people of indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Their tribe is located in Washington.
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The Quinault Reservation was founded in 1855. The reservation is 208,150-acres large and includes 23 miles of Pacific coastline, located on the southwestern corner of the Olympic Peninsula. The reservation is in Grays Harbor and Jefferson Counties, 45 miles east of Hoquiam, Washington.
The Quinault Indian Nation is headquartered in Taholah, Washington. They ratified their bylaws on 24 August 1922 and their constitution in 1975. The tribe is governed by an eleven-member, democratically-elected General Council. The current tribal administration is as follows:
Enrollment to the Quinault Indian Tribe requires a minimum blood quantum of one-fourth of any combination of the seven member tribes. Descendents with lower than one-fourth blood quantum can apply to be adopted into the tribe.
English is commonly spoken on by the tribe. Formerly tribal members spoke Quileute, Cowlitz, and Chinook languages.
The Quinault Indian Nation owns Quinault Pride Seafood, Land, and Timber, Maritime Resort, and the Mercantile. They also own and operate the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino, Emily’s Ocean Front Restaurant, Sidewlak Bistro and Deli, coffee bar, and Fireplace Nook, all located in Ocean Shores, Washington.