The Clackamas Indians are a small tribe of Oregon, relatives of the
and speakers of an Upper Chinook (Wasco-Wishram) dialect.
Like many other West Coast Indian tribes, the Clackamas people were relocated to the
Grande Ronde Reservation in
Oregon during the 1800's, where they were merged with other native peoples and their languages rapidly vanished.
The Clackamas language is no longer spoken today, but today the tribe is working to revive the old
Chinook Jargon trade language, which played an important role in the shared history of several of the Grand Ronde tribes.