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Watlala Indian Tribe

The Watlala Indians were a small tribe of Oregon, relatives of the Chinook. 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.

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Watlala Language Links

Wasco-Wishram Language:
    Our resources about the Upper Chinook language (including Watlala.)

Watlala Culture and History Links

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.

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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 Watlala.

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