Native American Indian culture
Native American ancestors
"Yachats" is a placename in Oregon whose name comes from an Alsea tribal name. The Alsea village that originally bore this name
had a tragic history-- almost the entire population of the village was wiped out by smallpox in 1853, and the few Alsea survivors left the area
never to return. There are still Alsea people in Oregon, but not at Yachats.
Here are links to our webpages about the Yachats tribe and language:
Pacific Northwest art
Here are a few good books about the Yachat:
Alsea Texts and Myths
The People Are Dancing Again
Coyote Was Going There: Indian Literature of the Oregon Country
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