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Walla Walla Culture and History

As a complement to our Walla Walla language information, here is our collection of indexed links about the Walla Walla tribe and their society. Please note that Walla Wallas and other American Indians are living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Walla Walla history is interesting and important, but the Walla Walla Indians are still here today, too, and we try to feature modern writers as well as traditional folklore, contemporary art as well as museum pieces, and issues and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday. Suggestions for new links are always welcome.

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Walla Walla Tribal and Community Websites

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation:
    Official homepage of the combined Oregon tribe where the Walla Walla people live today.
Tamastslikt Cultural Institute:
    Interpretive center designed by the Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla tribes to tell their own history.

Walla Walla Lifestyle and Tradition

The Wallawalla, Umatilla, and Cayuse:
    Curtis' early 20th-century ethnography of the Walla Walla Indians and their neighbors.
Walla Walla Legends:
    Collection of Walla Walla mythology and traditional stories.
Walla Wallas:
    History of the Walla Walla tribe's interactions with the Lewis and Clark expedition.
Boiled Dry Corn * Walla Walla Elk Steak:
    Traditional Walla Walla Indian recipes.
Four Directions: Wallawalla:
    Timeline and links about Walla Walla history.

Books for sale on the Walla Walla Indians
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Yakima, Palouse, Cayuse, Umatilla, Walla Walla, and Wanapum Indians:
    Ethnography for sale on the Walla Walla Indians and other Northwest Plateau Indian tribes.
A Guide to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest:
    Book on the history of the Northwest Coast tribes, including a section on the Walla Walla.
Native American Books:
    Evolving list of books about Walla Wallas and Native Americans in general.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

   Walla Walla Tribe:
   Encyclopedia articles on the Walla Walla Indians.
   Pueblo Walla Walla * Los Walla Walla:
   Information about the Walla Walla tribe in Spanish.
   Walla Walla Nation:
   Walla Walla links.

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