|Tribe - Quinault Indian Nation
We are among the small number of Americans who can walk the same beaches, paddle the same waters, and hunt the same lands our ancestors did centuries ago. Th e Quinault Reservation, created by the Quinault River Treaty in 1873, consists of the Quinault Tribe and descendants of six other coastal Tribes: the Hoh, Quileute, Queets, Chehalis, Chinook, and the Cowlitz.
Our ancestors lived on a major physical and cultural dividing line. Beaches to the south are wide and sandy, while to the north, they are rugged and cliff -lined. We shared in the cultures of the people to the south as well as those to the north. Living in family groups in longhouses up and down the clear Quinault River, all our needs were met by the land and trade with neighboring Tribes. Visitors are welcome at Tahola, a contemporary town on a long-occupied village site at the mouth of the Quinault river where longhouses once faced the ocean. Tahola is 30 miles west of Highway 101. On the way here you can observe our replanted experimental forest and stop at our hatchery to learn about salmon and to see historic photographs. You can also learn about our history at our small cultural museum at Tahola.
At Quinault Pride Seafood, our fi sh processing plant overlooking the river at Tahola, you can purchase fresh seafood delivered daily by our fi shermen, or fast-frozen, canned or smoked seafood. Our alderwood-smoked salmon is sold throughout the Northwest; look for our distinctive red and white packages. Our gift packages of smoked razor clams, sturgeon, albacore tuna and salmon can be ordered at quinaultpride.com or by calling 360-276-4431.
In 2000 we proudly opened our 159-room Quinault Beach Resort right on the beach near Ocean Shores. Located on 200 acres of wetlands and dunes, our beautifully-appointed rooms overlook the Pacific ocean. All rooms have 9-foot ceilings, gas fireplaces and large screen televisions; our day spa offers massage, wraps, aroma-therapy and we have a full sized indoor pool. In our restaurant and lounge is a fine selection of microbrews, wines and fine dining. Six miles of flat sandy beach, a nearby golf course and our adjacent casino offer visitors a wide variety of entertainment.
Take a look at our resort online at quinaultbchresort.com or see our history and links at www.quinaultindiannation.com.
We welcome you to the Quinault Indian Nation!