The Santiam Indians were a small tribe of Oregon, relatives of the
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.