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Naltunnetunne Indian Tribe

The Naltunnetunne Indians were a small Athabaskan tribe of Oregon, relatives of the Tututni. The Naltunnetunne language is no longer spoken, but is believed to have been a Tututni dialect. Like many other West Coast Indian tribes, the Naltunnetunne Indians were relocated to the Siletz Reservation in Oregon during the 1800's, where they were merged with other native peoples and their languages rapidly vanished. Today the Tututni language is only spoken by a few elders, but some young Siletz people are working to learn their ancestral languages again.

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Naltunnetunne Language Links

Naltunnetunne Plant Vocabulary:
    List of Naltunnetunne words recorded in the 1800's.
The Siletz Athabaskan Language:
    Homepage of the tribal language revival program of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians.

Naltunnetunne Culture and History Links

Confederated Tribes of Siletz:
    Homepage of the reservation where most Naltunnetunne descendants live today.
Naltunnetunne Tribe History:
    Article on the Naltunnetunne tribe from the Handbook of American Indians.

Books for sale on the Naltunnetunne 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 Naltunnetunne.



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