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Santiam Indian Language

The Santiam Indians were a small tribe of Oregon, relatives of the Kalapuya Indians and speakers of a Central Kalapuyan dialect. Like many other West Coast Indian tribes, the Santiam people were relocated to the Siletz Reservation and Grand Ronde Reservation during the 1800's, where they merged with other native peoples and their languages rapidly vanished. Most Santiam descendants still live at Grand Ronde and Siletz today. They have also been known as the Ahalpam.

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Santiam Language Resources

MultiTree: Santiam/Kalapuyan:
    Theories about Santiam's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.

Santiam Culture and History Links

The Siletz Tribes * The Grand Ronde Confederation:
    Homepages of the two reservations where most Santiam people live today.
Santiam Tribe History:
    Article on the Santiam tribe from the Handbook of American Indians.
Santiam People:
    Wikipedia article on the Santiam Indians.

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A Guide to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest:
    Book on the history of the Northwest Coast tribes, including a section on the Santiam.

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