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Galice (Nabiltse, Applegate Creek Indians)

Galice-Applegate was an Athabascan language once spoken on the Oregon coast by the Taltushtuntede (Galice Creek) and Dakubetede (Applegate Creek) bands. It may have been most closely related to Tututni. Like many other West Coast Indian tribes, the Taltushtuntude and Dakubetede Athabaskans were relocated to the Siletz Reservation in California during the 1800's, where they were merged with other native peoples and their language rapidly vanished. Few records of the Galice-Applegate language remain.

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Galice Language Resources

Galice Language
     Galice demographic information from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Galice-Applegate Language Tree:
    Theories about Galice's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.

Galice Culture and History Links

Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
     Homepage of the Siletz reservation, where most Galice and Applegate Creek Athapascans live today along with survivors from several other Oregon tribes.
West Coast Athabaskans
     Brief history of the Applegates, Galices, and other Oregon Athabascan tribes from the University of Oregon.
Oregon Indian Tribes
     Fact sheet about the Applegate/Galice Creek and other Oregon Indian tribes.
Four Directions: Galice Creek:
    Timeline and links about Galice history.

Links, References, and Additional Information

  Lengua Galice-Applegate:
  Information on the Galice language in Spanish.
  Wikipedia: Applegate:
  Encyclopedia articles on the Applegate tribe and other Pacific Coast Athabaskans.

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