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Sinitelitunne (Sinitelitunnes)

"Sinitelitunne" (also recorded as "Si ni-te-li tunne") is an alternate name for the Alsea tribe. This was their name in the language of the neighboring Naltunne tribe, and it meant "flat heads" (because the Alsea people flattened their children's heads as babies by swaddling them on a stiff flat board.)

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Here are links to our webpages about the Sinitelitunne tribe and language:

 Alsea language
 Alsea Oregon
 Alsea pronunciation
 Oregon Indian reservation
 Penutian language
 Pacific Northwest Coast

Here are a few good books about the Sinitelitunnes:
 Alsea Texts and Myths
 The People Are Dancing Again
 Coyote Was Going There: Indian Literature of the Oregon Country



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