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Chetco

Chetco was an Athabascan language once spoken on the Oregon coast. It is no longer natively spoken, but there are some Chetco elders who remember a little of the language. It was closely related to Tolowa, and some linguists consider it to have been a dialect of Tolowa.

Chetco Language Resources

Chetco Language
     Chetco demographic information from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Chetco Language Tree:
    Profile and links about Chetco from Linguist List.

Chetco Culture and History Links

Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians:
     Homepage of the Siletz reservation, where most Chetco Athapascans live today along with survivors from other Oregon tribes.
Chetco life was much like Tolowas:
     Brief ethnography of the Chetco Indians.
The Chetco Tribe:
     Article on Chetco culture and history.
West Coast Athabaskans
     Brief history of the Chetcos and other Oregon Athabascan tribes from the University of Oregon.
Oregon Indian Tribes
     Fact sheet about the Chetco and other Oregon Indian tribes.

Links, References, and Additional Information

   Wikipedia: Chetco People:
   Encyclopedia articles on the Chetco tribe and their language.



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