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Dakubetede Indian Language (Applegate Creek)

The Dakubetede Indians are a small tribe of Oregon, relatives of the Tututni Indians and speakers of a related Athabaskan language. Like many other West Coast Indian tribes, the Dakubetede people were relocated to the Grande Ronde and Siletz Reservations in Oregon during the 1800's, where they were merged with other native peoples and their languages rapidly vanished. The Dakubetede language is no longer spoken today, but the Athabaskan people of Siletz have been working together to revive a mixed heritage language based on Tututni and Tolowa.

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Dakubetede Language Links

The Siletz Athabaskan Language:
    Homepage of the tribal language revival program of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians.
MultiTree: Dakubetede Dialect:
    Theories about Dakubetede's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Galice-Applegate Language:
    Our resources about the Galice-Applegate language.

Dakubetede Culture and History Links

The Siletz Confederation * The Grand Ronde Confederation:
    Homepages of the two Oregon reservations where most Dakubetede people live today.
Dakubetede Tribe History:
    Article on the Dakubetede tribe from the Handbook of American Indians.
    Wikipedia article on the Galice-Applegate Indians.
Four Directions: Dakubetede:
    Timeline and links about Dakubetede history.

Books for sale on the Dakubetede 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 Dakubetede.
The People Are Dancing Again:
    Interesting book on cultural revival among the Siletz tribes of Oregon.

Links, References, and Additional Information

Grupo Oregon: Galice-Applegate * Indios de Rio Rogue:
Information about the Dakubetedes and their language in Spanish.
Dakubetede Tribe:
Dakubetede links pages.

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