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Sinkaietk Indian Tribe

The Sinkaietk Indians were a small Salishan tribe of Washington state, relatives of the Okanagan Indians. They were also known as the Tonasket, Kartar, Konkonelp, or Southern Okanagans. The Sinkaietk language is no longer spoken, but is considered to have been a Okanagan dialect. Like many other West Coast Indian tribes, the Sinkaietk 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 Sinkaietk descendants still live on the Colville reservation today.


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Sinkaietk Culture and History Links

The Confederated Tribes of Colville:
    Homepage of the reservation where most Sinkaietk descendants live today.
Sinkaietk Tribe History:
    Article on the Sinkaietks from the Handbook of American Indians.

Books for sale on the Sinkaietk 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 Sinkaietk.
The Sinkaietk or Southern Okanogan of Washington:
    Out-of-print ethnography of the Sinkaietk tribe.



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