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There are two different tribal names spelled "Coos" in English:
1) Coos, pronounced so that it rhymes with
"goose," is the name of a Native American tribe of Oregon and their language.
2) Coos or Coös, pronounced koh-ose, is an English corruption of the Abenaki band name
Koasek. The Koasek Abenakis are native to
New England (especially Vermont), and are completely unrelated to the Coos tribe on the West Coast.
Here are links to our webpages about the Coos and Koasek tribes:
Coos Abenaki language
Coos Abenaki history
Abenaki Indians for Kids
Abenaki Indian mythology
Eastern Woodlands Indian cultures
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