Indians living in
Oregon near the valley of the Nehalem River , near Neah-Kah-Nie
mountain, tell a legend about a pirate ship, a sea battle, and a treasure
chest. So far no one has been able to find this treasure, but the
Indians living in the area still tell about this legend.
The Indians tell several versions of this
legend. The first legend says that there were three different ships
engaged in a battle just off shore from the mountain. According to
this legend it is not clear which ship carried the treasure or how it got
to the Nehalem River. The second legend tells that a Spanish ship
carrying the treasure was wrecked and its crew was killed by the Clatsop
Indians who took away the treasure. The third legend tells that a
pirate ship brought treasure stolen from the cathedrals of Mexico and South America and buried it on Neah-Kah-Nie mountain.