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Twana Language (Skokomish)

Twana was a Salishan language of Washington state. The last native speaker of Twana died in 1980, but other elders remember something of the language and some Skokomish people today are working to revive their language again.

Twana Language Resources

Twana Vocabulary
     Our list of vocabulary words in Twana, with comparison to words in other Salishan languages.
Bruce Miller
     Biography of a Skokomish man working to revive the Twana language.
Twana
     Demographic information about the Twana/Skokomish language from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Pacific Northwest Language Domains:
     Language map of Twana and other Northwest Coast languages of Washington, Oregon and California.

Twana/Skokomish Culture and History Links

Skokomish Tribal Nation
     Official homepage of the Skokomish tribe.
Coast Salish Villages of Puget Sound:
     Detailed maps of the Indian tribes and bands of Puget Sound in the early 1800's, including the Skokomish.
Culture and History of the Skokomish Tribe
     Illustrated website of Twana Indian history and art.
The Twana:
     Curtis' early 20th-century ethnography of the Quinault and Twana Indians.
Twana Indians
     Article on Twana history and culture.
Twana Legends:
    Collection of Twana mythology and traditional stories.
Skokomish Tribe
     Wikipedia article on the Skokomish Indians.
Skokomish Tribe Legend
     Origin story of the Skokomish people.
Canoeing Cultures: Coast Salish:
    Twana and other Coast Salish canoe-building and traditional culture.
Skok Salmon Cheeks:
    Traditional Skokomish recipe.

Books For Sale On The Twanas

The Structure of Twana Culture
     Book for sale on the history and culture of the Twana Indian tribe.
How Daylight Came to Be: * Why Bluejay Hops: * The Time the Whale Came to Jackson's Bay: * The Man Who Loved Shell Money:
     Books of Skokomish Indian legends.

Links, References, and Additional Information

   Los Twana:
   Information about the Twana people in Spanish.



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