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Skokomish Indian Language

The Skokomish Indians are a Salishan tribe of Washington State, one of the subgroups of the Twana Indian nation and speakers of a Twana dialect. Today, the Skokomish Tribe is made up not only of Skokomish people but also people from other Twana, Clallam, and neighboring Central Salishan bands, who were merged together with the Skokomish band by the government in the 1800's.

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Skokomish Language Resources

MultiTree: Skokomish Dialect:
    Theories about Skokomish's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.

Skokomish Culture and History Links

Skokomish Indian Tribe:
    Homepage of the Skokomish nation.
Washington Tribes: The Skokomish:
    Washington tribal profile for the Skokomish tribe.
Twana, Skokomish, and Squaxon:
    Article on the Skokomish tribe from the Indian Tribes of North America.
Skokomish Tribe History:
    Article on Skokomish history.
Skokomish Indian Tribe:
    Wikipedia article on the Skokomish Indians.

Books for sale on the Skokomish Indians

Indians in the Making: Ethnic Relations and Indian Identities around Puget Sound:
     Interesting book on the history and sociology of the Skokomish and other Puget Sound Indian tribes.
The Twana Indians of the Skokomish Reservation in Washington Territory:
     19th-century ethnography of the Skokomish tribe.
A Guide to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest:
    Book on the history of the Northwest Coast tribes, including a section on the Skokomish.

Links, References, and Additional Information

Los Skokomish:
Information about the Skokomishes and their language in Spanish.



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