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Methow Indian Language

The Methow Indians are a small tribe of Washington, relatives of the Okanagan Indians and speakers of an Okanagan dialect. Like many other West Coast Indian tribes, the Methow people were relocated to the Colville Reservation in Washington during the 1800's, where they merged with other native peoples and their languages rapidly vanished. Most Methow descendants still live on the Colville reservation today.


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Methow Language Links

MultiTree: Methow Dialect:
    Theories about Methow's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Okanagan Language:
    Our resources about the Okanagan language, including Methow.

Methow Culture and History Links

The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation:
    Homepage of the Colville Tribes, where most Methow people live today.
Methow Tribe History:
    Article on the Methow tribe from the Handbook of American Indians.
Methow Tribe:
    Wikipedia article on the Methow Indians.
The Methow Indian's Footprint on the Valley:
    Article on the history of the Methow tribe.
Four Directions: Methow:
    Timeline and links about Methow history.

Books for sale on the Methow Indians

A Guide to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest:
    Book on the history of the Northwest Coast tribes, including a section on the Methow.
Raven Speaks:
    A collection of articles about the culture and history of the Colville Confederated Tribes.

Links, References, and Additional Information

Los Methow:
Information about the Methows and their language in Spanish.



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