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Sinkiuse Indian Tribe
The Sinkiuse Indians are a small Salishan tribe of
Washington state, relatives of the
They are also known as the Moses-Columbia, Kawachen, Sin-kah-you, or Isle des Pierres Indians.
The Sinkiuse language is no longer spoken, but is considered to have been a
Like many other West Coast Indian tribes, the Sinkiuse 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 Sinkiuse people still live on the Colville reservation today.
The Confederated Tribes of Colville:
Homepage of the reservation where most Sinkiuse descendants live today.
Sinkiuse Tribe History:
Article on the Sinkiuses from the Handbook of American Indians.
First Inhabitants: Columbia Sinkiuse:
Online museum exhibit on the Sinkiuse and their Plateau neighbors.
Chief Moses, the Sun Chief Washington History: Chief Moses Wikipedia: Chief Moses:
Websites about the Sinkiuse chief Moses.
A Guide to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest:
Book on the history of the Northwest Coast tribes, including a section on the Sinkiuse.
Half-Sun on the Columbia:
Biography of the Columbia-Sinkiuse chief Moses.
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Encyclopedia articles about the Sinkiuse-Columbia.
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