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Wasco Culture and History

As a complement to our Wasco language information, here is our collection of indexed links about the Wasco tribe and their society. Please note that Wascos and other American Indians are living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Wasco history is interesting and important, but the Wasco 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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Wasco Tribal and Community Websites

Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Indian Reservation:
    Official homepage of the combined tribe in Oregon where the Wasco Indians live today.

Wasco Lifestyle and Tradition

Wasco Indians:
    Profile of the Wasco tribe and description of their interactions with the Lewis and Clark expedition.
Wasco Legends:
    Collection of Wasco Indian legends and folktales.
Wasco Indian History:
    Article on the history of the Wasco Indians.
Chinook Tribes:
    Overview of the Chinook, Wasco, and Wishram Indian tribes from the University of Oregon.
Wasco Authors:
    Wasco writers, their lives and work.
Warm Springs Flag:
    Wasco flags.
Four Directions: Wasco:
    Timeline and links about Wasco history.

Books for sale on the Wasco Indians
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Celilo Tales: Wasco Myths, Legends, Tales of Magic and the Marvelous:
    Collection of Wasco and other Plateau Indian legends for sale online.
Coyote Places the Stars:
    Children's book depicting a Wasco Indian legend about the origin of constellations.
A Guide to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest:
    Book on the history of the Northwest Coast tribes, including a section on the Wasco.
Native American Books:
    Evolving list of books about Wascos and Native Americans in general.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

   Encyclopedia articles on the Wasco Indians.
  Pueblo Wasco * Los Wasco * Lengua e Historia Alto Chinook:
  Information about the Wascos in Spanish.
   Wasco Tribe:
   Wasco links.

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