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Yoncalla Indian Language

The Yoncalla Indians were a small tribe of Oregon, relatives of the Kalapuya Indians and speakers of a Southern Kalapuyan dialect. Like many other West Coast Indian tribes, the Yoncalla 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 Yoncalla descendants still live at Grand Ronde and Siletz today. They are also known as the Yonkalla.


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Yoncalla Language Resources

MultiTree: Yoncalla/Kalapuyan:
    Theories about Yoncalla's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Wikipedia: Yonkalla language:
    Encyclopedia article about the Yoncalla language.

Yoncalla Culture and History Links

The Siletz Tribes * The Grand Ronde Confederation:
    Homepages of the two reservations where most Yoncalla people live today.
Yonkalla Tribe History:
    Article on the Yoncalla tribe from the Handbook of American Indians.
Chief Halo:
    Biography of 19th-century Yoncalla chief Halo (or Halito.)
A Tribe Many Thought Lost:
    Newspaper article about the revival of Yonkalla-Kalapuya culture.

Books for sale on the Yoncalla Indians

The Halo Trail: The Story Of The Yoncalla Indians:
    Ethnography of the Yoncalla tribe.
A Guide to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest:
    Book on the history of the Northwest Coast tribes, including a section on the Yoncalla.



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