Indigenous languages of America
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Yaquina Indian Language (Yakon)
The Yaquina Indians are a small tribe of Oregon, relatives of the
and speakers of an Alsea dialect. They are also known as the Yakon, Yakon, Yakwina, or Yaquina Bay Indians.
Like many other West Coast Indian tribes, the Yaquina people were relocated to the
Siletz Reservation in
Oregon during the 1800's, where they were merged with other native peoples and their languages rapidly vanished.
Most Yaquina descendants still live on the Siletz reservation today.
MultiTree: Yaquina Dialect:
Theories about Yaquina's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Our resources about the Alsea language (including Yaquina.)
The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon:
Homepage of the Siletz Tribes, where most Yaquina people live today.
Siletz Tribal Arts and Heritage Society:
Homepage of the Siletz cultural center.
Yaquina Tribe History:
Article on the Yaquina tribe from the Handbook of American Indians.
The First People of Yaquina Head:
Interpretive sign in Oregon with historical information on the Yaquina people.
Wikipedia article on the Yaquina Indians.
Four Directions: Yaquina:
Timeline and links about Yaquina history.
Books for sale on the Yaquina 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 Yaquina.
The Indians of Yaquina Bay: The Yacona Tribe of the Central Oregon Coast:
Ethnography of the Yaquina tribe.
The People Are Dancing Again:
Interesting book on cultural revival among the Yaquina and other Siletz tribes of Oregon.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Information about the Yaquinas and their language in Spanish.
Yaquina links pages.
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