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Taitnapam Indian Tribe (Taidnapam)

The Taitnapam Indians were a small tribe of Washington State, relatives of the Yakama. They were also known as the Taidnapam or Upper Cowlitz. The Taitnapam language is no longer spoken, but is considered to have been a Yakama/Sahaptian dialect. Like many other West Coast Indian tribes, the Taitnapam Indians were relocated to the Cowlitz Reservation during the 1800's, where they merged with other native peoples and their languages rapidly vanished. Most Taitnapam descendants still live at Cowlitz today.

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Taitnapam Language Links

MultiTree: Taitnapam Dialect:
    Theories about Taitnapam's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Yakama Language:
    Our resources about the Yakama/Sahaptian language (including Taitnapam.)

Taitnapam Culture and History Links

The Cowlitz Tribe:
    Homepage of the reservation where most Taitnapam descendants live today.
Anthropological Study of the Yakama Tribe:
    Ethnography of the Yakama and other Sahaptian tirbes, including a section on the Taitnapam.

Books for sale on the Taitnapam 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 Taitnapam.



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