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Skin Indian Language

The Skin Indians were a small tribe of Oregon, relatives of the Yakama Indians. They have also been known as the Skeen, Sk'in, or Skinpah. The Skin language was never properly recorded, but seems to have been a Sahaptian language, possibly a Yakama dialect or closely related language. Most Skin people merged into the Yakama tribe in the 1800's, where their descendants still live today.

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Skin Language Resources

Yakama Language:
    Our online Yakama language resources, including Skin.

Skin Culture and History Links

The Yakama Nation:
    Homepage of the Yakama reservation, where most Skin people live today.

Books for sale on the Skin 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 Skin.



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