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Multnomah Indian Language

The Multnomah Indians were a small Chinookan tribe of Oregon, relatives of the Wasco Indians and speakers of a Wasco-Wishram dialect. The Multnomah no longer exist as a distinct tribe. After a devastating epidemic struck their region, the surviving Multnomahs merged into neighboring tribes like the Clackamas and Wasco. Most Multnomah descendants live on the intertribal Grand Ronde and Warm Springs reservations today.

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Multnomah Language Resources

MultiTree: Multnomah Dialect:
    Theories about Multnomah's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Wasco-Wishram Language:
    Our resources about the Wasco-Wishram language, including Multnomah.

Multnomah Culture and History Links

Warm Springs Tribes * Grand Ronde Confederation:
    Homepages of the two reservations where most Multnomah people live today.
Multnomah Tribe History:
    Article on the Multnomah tribe from the Handbook of American Indians.
Multnomah People:
    Wikipedia article on the Multnomah Indians.
Multnomah Indians:
    Profile of the Multnomah tribe and their interactions with the Lewis and Clark expedition.

Books for sale on the Multnomah 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 Multnomah.



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