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Mattole (Bear River)
Mattole was an Athabaskan language of Northern California.
The Mattole language has not been spoken since the 1930's, though Mattole people still live at Bear River today (on
the Rohnerville Rancheria).
Our list of vocabulary words in the Mattole language, with comparison to words in other Athabaskan languages.
A Survey of the Athabaskan Language Mattole
Linguistics paper on Mattole grammar.
Mattole demographic information from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Bibliography of materials on the Mattole language.
Bear River Stories
Online collection of Mattole legends, some in the original Mattole language as well as English.
Fact sheet on the Mattole Indians from the Four Directions Institute.
Brief article on Mattole culture, with a map of their traditional territory.
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