Siletz Reservation

Dakubetede Tribe

Dakubetede Indians. A group of Athapascan villages formerly on Applegate creek, Oregon.  The inhabitants spoke a dialect practically identical with that employed by the Taltushtuntede who lived on Gallice Creek not far from them.  They were intermarried with the Shasta, who, with the Takilman, were their neighbors.  With other insurgent bands they were removed to …

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Mishikhwutmetunne Tribe

Mishikhwutmetunne Indians (‘people who dwell on the stream called Mishi’). An Athapascan tribe formerly occupying villages on upper Coquille River, Oregon.  In 1861 they numbered 55 men, 75 women and 85 children1. In 1884 the survivors were on Siletz Reservation.  Dorsey2 int hat year obtained the following list of their villages (which he calls gentes) …

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Chetco Tribe

Chetco Indians (from Cheti, ‘close to the mouth of the stream’: own name.-  J.O. Dorsey). a group of former Athapascan villages situated on each side of the mouth of and about 14 miles up Chetco river, Oregon.  There were 9 villages, those at the mouth of the river containing 42 houses, which were destroyed by …

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Chasta Tribe

Chasta Tribe. A tribe, probably Athapascan, residing on Siletz Reservation, Oregon, in 1867, with the Skoton and Umpqua, of which latter they were then said to have formed a part. The Chasta, Skoton, and Umpqua were distinct tribes which concluded a treaty Nov. 18, 1854. The Chasta were divided into the Kwilsieton and Nahelta, both …

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Chastacosta Tribe

Chastacosta Indians (Shista kwŭsta, their name for themselves, meaning unknown). A group of Athapascan villages formerly situated along Rogue River, Oregon, mostly on its north bank from its junction with Illinois River nearly to the mouth of Applegate Creek. The Tututunne, who did not differ from them in customs or language, were to the west …

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Skoton Tribe

Skoton Indians. A tribe or two tribes (Chasta and Skoton) formerly living on or near Rogue River, Oregon, perhaps the Chastacosta or the Sestikustun1 . There were 36 on Grande Ronde res. and 166 on Siletz reservation, Oregon, in 1875. Dorsey in <em>Journal of American Folklore</em>, III, 235, 1890 ↩

Taltushtuntude Tribe

Taltushtuntude Indians. An Athapascan tribe or band that formerly lived on Galice Creek, Oregon.  They were scattered in the same country as the Takelma, whom they had probably overrun.  In 1856 they were removed to Siletz Reservation, where 18 survived in 1877.

Siuslaw Tribe

Siuslaw Indians. A. small Yakonan tribe formerly living on and near Siuslaw River, west Oregon. It is now nearly extinct, a few survivors only being on the Siletz Reservation. The following were the former villages of the Siuslaw as ascertained by Dorsey in 18841 : Chimuksaich Hauwiyat Hilakwitiyus Khachtais Khaikuchum Khaiyumitu Khakhaich Khalakw Kruumiyus Kumkwu …

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Siletz Tribe

Siletz Indians. A former Salishan tribe on a river of the same name in north west Oregon.  It was the southernmost Salishan tribe on the coast.  Latterly the name was extended to designate all the tribes on the Siletz Reservation in Oregon which belong to the Athapascan, Yakonan, Kusan, Takilman, Shastan and Shahaptian linguistic families.

Takelma Tribe

Takelma Indians occupy the middle portion of the course of Rogue river in south west Oregon from and perhaps including Illinois river to about Table Rock, the northern tributaries of Rogue river between these limits, and the upper course of Cow Creek.

Yaquina Tribe

Yaquina Indians. A small tribe, but the most important division of the Yakonan family, formerly living about Yaquina River and Bay, west Oregon. By the early explorers and writers they were classed with the Salishan tribes to the north, but later were shown to be linguistically independent. The tribe is now practically extinct. There are …

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Yakonan Indians

Yakonan Family, Yakonan Stock, Yakonan Tribes. A linguistic family formerly occupying a territory in west Oregon, on and adjacent to the coast from Yaquina River south to Umpqua River. The family was probably never strong in numbers and of late years (1905) has decreased rapidly. The few survivors are on the Siletz Reservation, in Oregon. …

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