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Sanpoil Indian Language

The Sanpoil 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 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.

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Sanpoil Language Links

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

Sanpoil Culture and History Links

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.
The Sanpoel Tribe:
    Curtis' early 20th-century ethnography of the Sanpoil Indians.
Sanpoil Tribe:
    Wikipedia article on the Sanpoil Indians.
San Poil Literature:
    Collection of Sanpoil traditional stories.
Four Directions: Sanpoil:
    Timeline and links about Sanpoil history.

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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.
Raven Speaks:
    A collection of articles about the culture and history of the Colville Confederated Tribes.

Links, References, and Additional Information

Pueblo Sanpoil * Los Okanagan-Colville y los Sanpail:
Information about the Sanpoils and their language in Spanish.
Sanpoil Tribe:
Sanpoil links pages.

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