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Clackamas Indian Language (Clackama)
The Clackamas Indians are a small tribe of Oregon, relatives of the
and speakers of an Upper Chinook (Wasco-Wishram) dialect.
Like many other West Coast Indian tribes, the Clackamas people were relocated to the
Grand Ronde Reservation in
Oregon during the 1800's, where they were merged with other native peoples and their languages rapidly vanished.
The Clackamas language is no longer spoken today, but today the tribe is working to revive the old
Chinook Jargon trade language, which played an important role in the shared history of several of the Grand Ronde tribes.
MultiTree: Clackamas Dialect:
Theories about Clackamas's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Our resources about the Upper Chinook language (including Clackamas.)
Our resources about the Chinook Jargon trade language.
The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde:
Homepage of the Grand Ronde Tribes, where most Clackamas people live today.
Clackamas Tribe History:
Article on the Clackamas tribe from the Handbook of American Indians.
The Clackamas People:
Ethnographic information and a legend from the Clackamas Indians.
Wikipedia article on the Clackamas tribe.
Four Directions: Clackamas:
Timeline and links about Clackamas history.
Books for sale on the Clackamas Indians
A Guide to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest:
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Book on the history of the Northwest Coast tribes, including a section on the Clackamas.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Grupo Chinookan: Clackamas:
Information about the Clackamas and their language in Spanish.
Clackamas links pages.
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