Native American languages
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Wapato Lake Indians
"Wapato Lake Indians" is an alternate name for the Tualatin people, a Native American tribe of Oregon who spoke
the Kalapuya language. The name comes from the Chinook Jargon word wapato, meaning "wild potato." Chinook Jargon
was a trade language used by many tribes of the Pacific Northwest to communicate with each other.
Here are links to our webpages about the Wapato Lake tribe and language:
Northwest Indian tribes
Here are a few good books about the Wapato Lakes:
A Guide to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest
The First Oregonians
Living in the Great Circle: The Grand Ronde Indian Reservation
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