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Tygh Valley Tribe

The Tygh Valley Indians were a small Sahaptian tribe of Oregon, relatives of the Tenino tribe. 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 Language Links

Tygh Valley Language Tree:
    Theories about Tygh language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Sahaptin Language:
    Our online resources for the Columbia River Sahaptin language, including Tygh.

Tygh Culture and History Links

Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs:
    Homepage of the Oregon reservation where most Tygh people live today.
Tygh People:
    Wikipedia article on the Tygh Indians.
Four Directions: Tygh:
    Timeline and links about Tygh history.

Links, References, and Additional Information

Tygh Tribe:
Tygh links page.



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