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Wanapam Indian Language (Wanapum)

The Wanapam Indians are a small tribe of Washington, relatives of the Walla Walla Indians and speakers of a Sahaptin dialect. The Wanapam do not exist as a separate tribal entity today. The Wanapam tribe merged together with the Yakama tribe, and most Wanapam descendants live on the Yakama reservation today. Other Wanapam people live in tribal communities along the Columbia River, but remain unrecognized by the government.

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Wanapam Language Links

MultiTree: Wanapam Dialect:
    Theories about Wanapam's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Walla Walla Language:
    Our resources about the Walla Wall language (including Wanapam.)

Wanapam Culture and History Links

The Yakama Nation:
    Homepage of the Yakama tribe, where most Wanapam people live today.
Wanapum Heritage Center:
    Homepage of the tribal museum run by the Wanapum Tribe of the Columbia River.
Wanapam Tribe History:
    Article on the Wanapam tribe from the Indian Tribes of North America.
    Wikipedia article on the Wanapam Indians.
Lewis and Clark: The Wanapum:
    Information about interactions between the Wanapum tribe and the Lewis and Clark expedition.
Four Directions: Wanapum:
    Timeline and links about Wanapam history.

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Yakima, Palouse, Cayuse, Umatilla, Walla Walla, and Wanapum Indians:
    Ethnography of the Wanapum tribe and their neighbors.
A Guide to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest:
    Book on the history of the Northwest Coast tribes, including a section on the Wanapam.

Links, References, and Additional Information

Wanapum Tribe:
Wanapum links pages.

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