The area that was Vanport (1942 to 1948) is now known as Delta Park. It rests on the traditional homeland of Native Americans who settled, migrated, hunted, fished, gathered, fought, and traded on this land along the Columbia River for hundreds of years. These ancestors included but are not limited to the peoples of the Chinook, Multnomah, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Tualatin, Kalapuya, and Molalla tribes. They made their homes along the Columbia River, which provided plentiful natural resources. We are honored to study the history of all peoples upon these lands and hope to connect with descendants who lived on this land.
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