Native American culture
Sanpoil Indian Language
The Sanpoil Indians are a small tribe of Washington, relatives of the
and speakers of an Okanagan dialect.
Like many other West Coast Indian tribes, the Sanpoil 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 Sanpoil descendants still live on the Colville reservation today.
MultiTree: Sanpoil Dialect:
Theories about Sanpoil's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Our resources about the Okanagan language, including Sanpoil.
The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation:
Homepage of the Colville Tribes, where most Sanpoil people live today.
Sanpoil Tribe History:
Article on the Sanpoil tribe from the Handbook of American Indians.
Wikipedia article on the Sanpoil Indians.
San Poil Literature:
Collection of Sanpoil traditional stories.
Four Directions: Sanpoil:
Timeline and links about Sanpoil history.
The Sanpoil and Nespelem: Salishan Peoples of Northeastern Washington:
Ethnography of the Nespelem and other Interior Salish tribes of Washington state.
A Guide to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest:
Book on the history of the Northwest Coast tribes, including a section on the Sanpoil.
A collection of articles about the culture and history of the Colville Confederated Tribes.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Los Okanagan-Colville y los Sanpail:
Information about the Sanpoils and their language in Spanish.
Sanpoil links pages.
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