Methow River

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The Methow River (/ˈmɛth/ MET-how)[1] is a tributary of the Columbia River in northern Washington in the United States.

The river's 1,890-square-mile (4,900 km2) watershed drains the eastern North Cascades, with a population of about 5,000 people.

The river was named after the Methow Native Americans (today part of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian Reservation). The name "Methow" comes from the Okanagan placename /mətxʷú/, meaning "sunflower (seeds)".[2]

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  1. Webster's Geographical Dictionary.
  2. Bright, William (2004). Native American placenames of the United States. University of Oklahoma Press. p. 280. ISBN 978-0-8061-3598-4. Retrieved 11 April 2011.