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Chimakum Indian Language

The Chimakum Indians are a small tribe of Washington state, relatives of the Quileute Indians. They are also known as the Chimukum, Chimacum, Aqokulo, or Port Townsend Indians. The Chimakum no longer exist as a distinct tribe. Most Chimakum people merged into the Clallam and Skokomish tribes in the 19th century, where their descendants still live today. The Chimakum language is no longer spoken, but seems to have been either a dialect of Quileute or a closely related language.


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Chimakum Language Resources

MultiTree: Cemakum Language:
    Theories about Chimakum's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Ethnologue: Chimakum:
    Demographic information about the Chimakum language.
Wikipedia: Chimakum:
    Encyclopedia article about the Chimakum language.

Chimakum Culture and History Links

The Skokomish Tribe * The Jamestown S'Klallam * The Port Gamble S'Klallam:
    Homepages of the three reservations where most Chimakum people live today.
Chimakum Tribe History:
    Article on the Chimakum tribe from the Handbook of American Indians.
Chimakum People:
    Wikipedia article on the Chimakum Indians.
S'Klallam and Chemakum Indian tribes on the Olympic Peninsula:
    19th-century account of the Chemakum and S'Klallam tribes and their way of life.

Books for sale on the Chimakum 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 Chimukum.
Salishan Tribes of the Coast, The Chimakum and the Quilliute, The Willapa:
    Detailed ethnography of the Chimakum and their neighbors.

Links, References, and Additional Information

Die Chimakum:
Information about the Chimakums and their language in German.



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