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image by Jakub GrombÝ°, 17 October 2008
This very intersting flag belongs to the Clatsop Nation, a small Indian tribe living in northwestern part of Oregon, by the mouth of Columbia river. The flag shows a black canoe with Indians sailing on blue water under red sky towards yellow sun (from which is seen only half). Unusually realistic design (reminiscent of the Kiribati flag), but it also could be seen from the distance also like geometric: red black and blue stripes with yellow semicircle at the hoist.
Jakub GrombÝ°, 17 October 2008
More accurately, "The Clatsop-Nehalem Confederate Tribes", named after the two Clatsop and Nehalem nations encountered by the explorers Lewis and Clark in 1805-1806. They have currently 160 registered members but expect many more to be
enrolled. They are pursuing federal recognition as an independent tribe.
The canoe, dugout in a cedar log, is a significant element of the Clatsop-Nehalem heritage. See the Canoe Project.
The elements shown on the flag sent by Jakub appear on the oval emblem present on the top of the website's pages. No flag seems to be mentioned there, which does not mean it does not exist, but a source for the flag is required.
Official site of Clatsop-Nehalem Confederate Tribes
Ivan Sache, 18 October 2008