The Tygh Valley Indians were a small Sahaptian tribe of Oregon, relatives of the
Few records remain of their language, but it was apparently a Columbia River Sahaptin
language closely related to Tenino (probably a dialect of the same language.)
The Tygh Indians no longer exist as a distinct tribe. After colonization they were decimated by
diseases and warfare, and most of the survivors merged together with other Oregon
tribes onto the
Warm Springs Reservation, where
their descendants still live today.
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