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Tulalip Indian Language

The Tulalip Indians were a small Salishan tribe of Washington State, one of the subgroups of the Twana Indian nation and speakers of a Twana dialect. Today, the Tulalip Tribes are made up not only of Tulalip people but also people from other Twana and Puget Sound Salishan bands, who were merged together with the Tulalip band by the government in the 1800's. The Tulalip dialect of Twana is no longer spoken today, but the different Tulalip tribes have been working together to preserve the Lushootseed Salish language as a shared heritage language.

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Tulalip Language Resources

Tulalip Lushootseed:
    Homepage of the Tulalip tribal language department.
Lushootseed Salish:
    Our online Lushootseed language materials.

Tulalip Culture and History Links

The Tulalip Tribes:
    Homepage of the Tulalip Nation.
Hibulb Cultural Center and Natural History Preserve:
    Homepage of the Tulalip tribal museum.
Tulalip News:
    Tribal newspaper of the Tulalip Nation.
Washington Tribes: The Tulalip:
    Washington tribal profile for the Tulalip tribe.
Tulalip Indian Tribes:
    Overview of Tulalip history.
Tulalip People:
    Wikipedia article on the Tulalip Indians.
Tulalip Tribe History:
    Article on the Tulalip tribe from the Handbook of American Indians.

Books for sale on the Tulalip Indians

Tulalip, From My Heart: An Autobiographical Account of a Reservation Community:
     Memoirs of a Tulalip tribal leader.
Indians in the Making: Ethnic Relations and Indian Identities around Puget Sound:
     Interesting book on the history and sociology of the Tulalip and other Puget Sound Indian tribes.
A Guide to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest:
    Book on the history of the Northwest Coast tribes, including a section on the Tulalip.

Links, References, and Additional Information

Los Tulalip:
Information about the Tulalips and their language in Spanish.



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