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