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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).
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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.
Survey of California Indian Languages: Mattole:
Profile of the Mattole language from the University of California at Berkeley.
Mattole Language Tree:
Theories about Mattole's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Mattole Language Structures:
Mattole linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
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.
Additional Resources, Links, and References
Encyclopedia articles on the Mattole and Bear River Indians.
Articles on the Mattole and other California Athabaskan languages in Spanish.
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