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Wusi (Wusis)

"Wusi" is an alternate name for the Alsea tribe. Wusi was the people's endonym, or in other words, the name they called themselves in their own language. It was originally a placename, referring to the river which is today known as the Alsea River. Although the name "Alsea" was given to them by a neighboring tribe (the Coos), it is the one most Alsea people use today. The Alsea language (also known as Wusitslum) is no longer spoken today.

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

 Wusi language
 Alsea
 Alsea pronunciation guide
 Oregon reservations
 Penutian
 Pacific Northwest Native Americans

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



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