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Chetco was an
Athabascan language once spoken on the Oregon coast.
It was closely related to Tolowa, and some linguists consider it to have
been a dialect of Tolowa. It is no longer natively spoken, but there are some Chetco elders who remember a little of the language.
Chetco demographic information from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Chetco Language Tree:
Profile and links about Chetco from Linguist List.
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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