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"Kunistunne" is an alternate name for the Alsea tribe. It was their name in the language of the neighboring
Chastacosta tribe. Other spellings of the same name included Kunis'tunne, Ku-nis tunne, Kunis'unne, and Kunisunne.
Here are links to our webpages about the Kunistunne tribe and language:
Tribes in Oregon
American Pacific Northwest
Here are a few good books about the Kunistunnes:
Alsea Texts and Myths
The People Are Dancing Again
Coyote Was Going There: Indian Literature of the Oregon Country
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