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Steilacoom Indian Language
The Steilacoom Indians are a small Salishan tribe of Washington State, relatives of the
They have also been known as the Stillacum, Shilacum, or Steilacoomamish.
Some Steilacoom descendants live together with other Washington Coast tribes on the
Tulalip reservation, but other Steilacoom people maintain
a tribal community of their own and have been seeking government recognition as a distinct tribe.
The Steilacoom were speakers of a
Lushootseed Salish dialect.
The Steilacoom dialect is no longer spoken today, but some young people have been working to learn
the Salish language again.
MultiTree: Northern Lushootseed:
Theories about Stillacum's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Lushootseed Salish Language:
Our online Lushootseed language resources, including Steilacoom.
The Tulalip Tribes:
Homepage of the Tulalip reservation, where many Steilacoom people live today.
Website and blog of the Steilacoom Tribe of Pierce County.
Steilacoom Tribe journey from past to present:
Newspaper article about the Steilacoom people in the past and today.
A Guide to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest:
Book on the history of the Northwest Coast tribes, including a section on the Steilacoom.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Information about the Steilacooms and their language in German.
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