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Swallah Indian Tribe
The Swallah Indians were a small Salishan tribe of
Washington State, relatives of the Lummi.
They were also known as the Swalash or Swalish.
The Swallah language is no longer spoken, but is considered to have been a
The Swallah no longer exist as a distinct tribe. They merged together with their Lummi kinfolk, and most Swallah
descendants live on the Lummi Reservation today.
Our resources about the Saanich/Straits Salish language (including Swallah.)
The Lummi Nation:
Homepage of the reservation where most Swallah descendants live today.
Swallah Tribe History:
Article on the Swallahs from the Handbook of American 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 Swallah.
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