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"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.
Here are links to our webpages about the Wusi tribe and language:
Alsea pronunciation guide
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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