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Watlala Indian Tribe
The Watlala Indians were a small tribe of Oregon, relatives of the
They were also known as the Cascade Indians.
The Watlala language is no longer spoken, but is considered to have been an
Upper Chinook dialect.
Like many other West Coast Indian tribes, the Watlala people were relocated to the
Warm Springs Reservation in
Oregon during the 1800's, where they merged with other native peoples and their languages rapidly vanished.
Most Wauyukma descendants still live on the Warm Springs reservation today.
Our resources about the Upper Chinook language (including Watlala.)
Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs:
Homepage of the reservation where most Warm Springs descendants live today.
Watlala Tribe History:
Article on the Watlalas from the Handbook of American Indians.
Wikipedia article on the Watlala Indians.
A Guide to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest:
Book on the history of the Northwest Coast tribes, including a section on the Watlala.
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