2. NW Coast Described by Swan in the 1850's.
It was in the fall of 1852 that Shoalwater Bay settler-resident Charles Russell invited James G. Swan to visit the Bay. Swan traveled by ocean from San Francisco along the Oregon Coast past the Columbia River inlet; finally making it to the northern point of the Bay at Cape Shoalwater. From there Swan traveled into the Bay itself.
The Shoalwater Bay Tribe
The Shoalwater Bay Tribe is a Sovereign Nation located in South Western Washington, on the Northwest coast of the Pacific Ocean. Descended from welcoming, resourceful, and fiercely determined ancestors, the Shoalwater Bay People, like many of our Northwest Coast neighbors and beyond, strive to combine the cultural aspects of our heritage with challenges of the modern world to build a better environment for our children.
About Northwest Coast Native
Shoalwater Bay Tribal lands are located in the middle of a non-Native coastal fishing, tourism, and retirement community with a surrounding population who is not always appreciative of their Reservation neighbors, as the "Future Ghetto" sign gives evidence to.