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Sinkaietk Indians. Significance unknown; an Anglicized form of their own name.

Sinkaietk Connections. The Sinkaietk are sometimes classed with the Okanagon, and called Lower Okanagon, both constituting a dialectic group of interior Salishan Indians.

Sinkaietk Location. Okanagan River from its mouth nearly to the mouth of the Similkameen.

Sinkaietk Subdivisions

  • Kartar, from the foot of Lake Omak to the Columbia River.
  • Konkonelp, winter sites, from about 3 miles above Malott to the turn of the Okanagan River at Omak.
  • Tonasket, from Riverside upstream to Tonasket.
  • Tukoratum, winter sites, from Condon’s Ferry on the Columbia to the mouth of the Okanagan River and up the latter to about 4 miles above Monse, Wash.
  • Ray (1932) mentions four villages belonging to the Kartar and Tukoratum Bands.

Sinkaietk Population. Included with the Okanagon Indians.

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