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Yachats (Yachat)

"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.

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

 Alsea people
 Alsea numbers
 Oregon Native
 Penutian 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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