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Tygh Valley Tribe
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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Tygh Valley Language Tree:
Theories about Tygh language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Our online resources for the Columbia River Sahaptin language, including Tygh.
Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs:
Homepage of the Oregon reservation where most Tygh people live today.
Wikipedia article on the Tygh Indians.
Four Directions: Tygh:
Timeline and links about Tygh history.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Tygh links page.
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