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"Wappatoo" is an alternate name for the Tualatin people, a Native American tribe of Oregon who spoke the Kalapuya language. This 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.

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

 Kalapuya language
 Chinook trade language
 Northwest Natives
 Pacific Northwest art
 Penutian languages
 Oregon reservation

Here are a few good books about the Wappatoos:
 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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