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Ahantchuyuk (Pudding River, French Prairie)

The Ahantchuyuk Indians were a small tribe of Oregon, relatives of the Kalapuya. They were also known as the Hanchiuke, Ahántchuyuk, Pudding River Indians, or French Prairie Indians. Like many other West Coast Indian tribes, the Ahantchuyuk Indians were relocated to the Siletz and Grand Ronde Reservations during the 1800's, where they merged with other native peoples and their languages rapidly vanished. The Ahantchuyuk language is no longer spoken, but is believed to have been a Central Kalapuyan dialect. Most Ahantchuyuk descendants live with other Kalapuya people at Siletz and Grande Ronde today.

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Ahantchuyuk Language Tree:
    Theories about Ahantchuyuk language relationships compiled by Linguist List.

Ahantchuyuk Culture and History Links

Confederated Tribes of Siletz * The Grand Ronde Confederation:
    Homepages of the two reservations where most Ahantchuyuk people live today.
Ahantchuyuk Tribe History:
    Article on the Ahantchuyuks from the Indian Tribes of North America.
Central Kalapuya:
    Wikipedia article on the Central Kalapuya bands, including Ahatnchuyuk.
Tribes and Bands of Traditional Oregon:
    Map showing old Kalapuyan territories in Oregon, including the Ahantchuyuk tribe.

Books for sale on the Ahantchuyuk Indians

A Guide to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest:
    Book on the history of the Northwest Coast tribes, including a section on the Ahantchuyuk.

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