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Yamel Indian Language (Yamhill)

The Yamel Indians were a small tribe of Oregon, relatives of the Kalapuya Indians and speakers of a Kalapuyan dialect. Like many other West Coast Indian tribes, the Yamel people were relocated to the Siletz Reservation and Grand Ronde Reservation during the 1800's, where they were merged with other native peoples and their languages rapidly vanished. Most Yamel descendants still live at Grand Ronde and Siletz today. They were also known as the Yamhill, Yam Hill, or Yamell.


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Yamel Language Resources

MultiTree: Yamhill Dialect:
    Theories about Yamhill's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.

Yamel Culture and History Links

The Siletz Tribes * The Grand Ronde Confederation:
    Homepages of the two reservations where most Yamel people live today.
Yamel Tribe History:
    Article on the Yamel tribe from the Handbook of American Indians.
Yamhill People:
    Wikipedia article on the Yamel Indians.

Books for sale on the Yamel 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 Yamel.



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