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Wahkiakum Indian Language

The Wahkiakum Indians were a small tribe of Washington State, relatives of the Chinook Indians. They were also known as the Wackiakum or Wahkiaku. Their language was never well recorded, but seems to have been most closely related to Cathlamet. The Wahkiakum no longer exist as a distinct tribe. They merged into the Cathlamet tribe in the 19th century, and today most Wahkiakum descendants live on the intertribal Siletz Reservation in Oregon.

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Wahkiakum Culture and History Links

The Siletz Tribes:
    Homepage of the reservation where most Wahkiakum people live today.
Wahkiakum Indians:
    Profile of the Wahkiakum tribe and their interactions with the Lewis and Clark expedition.
The Broken Tribes of Wahkiakum County:
    History of the dispersal of the Wahkiakum and other tribes of the Lower Columbia River Valley.

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A Guide to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest:
    Book on the history of the Northwest Coast tribes, including a section on the Wahkiakum.



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