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Wenatchee Indian Language

The Wenatchee Indians are a small tribe of Washington state, relatives of the Columbia Indians and fellow speakers of the Columbia-Wenatchee language. Like many other West Coast Indian tribes, the Wenatchee people were relocated to the Colville Reservation in Washington during the 1800's, where they were merged with other native peoples and their languages rapidly vanished. Most Wenatchee descendants still live on the Colville reservation today.


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Wenatchee Language Links

MultiTree: Wenatchee Dialect:
    Theories about Wenatchee's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Columbia-Wenatchee Language:
    Our resources about the Columbia-Wenatchee language.

Wenatchee Culture and History Links

The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation:
    Homepage of the Colville Tribes, where most Wenatchi people live today.
Wenatchee Tribe History:
    Article on the Wenatchee tribe from the Handbook of American Indians.
Wenatchi Tribe:
    Wikipedia article on the Wenatchee Indians.
False Promises: Lost Land of the Wenatchi:
    Documentary about Wenatchi treaty rights.
Four Directions: Wenatchee:
    Timeline and links about Wenatchee history.

Books for sale on the Wenatchee 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 Wenatchee.
Raven Speaks:
    A collection of articles about the culture and history of the Colville Confederated Tribes.

Links, References, and Additional Information

Grupo Salishan: Columbia-Wenatchi:
Information about the Wenatchees and their language in Spanish.
Wenatchee Tribe:
Wenatchee links pages.



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