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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 the Siletz reservation in...

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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 children 1Indian Affairs Reports, 162, 1861. In 1884 the survivors were on Siletz Reservation.  Dorsey 2Dorsey, Jour. Am. Folk-lore, iii, 232, 1890 int hat year obtained the following list of their villages (which he calls gentes) as they formerly existed on Coquille River form the Kusan country to the head of the stream, although not necessarily at one period: Chockrelatan, Chuntshataatunne, duldulthawaiame, Enitunne, Ilsethlthawaiame, Katomemetunne, Khinukhtunne, Khweshtunne, Kimestunne, Kthukhwestunne, Kthunataachutunne, Meshtshe, Makhituntunne, Nakhochatunne, Natarghiliitunne, Natsushltatunne, Nilestunne, Rghoyinestunne, Sathlrekhtun, Sekhushtuntunne, Sunsunnestunne, Sushltakhotthatunne, Thlkwantiyatunne, Thluchikhwutmetunne, Timethltunne, Tkhlunkhastunne, Tsatarghekhetunne, Tthinatlitunne, Tulwutmetunne, Tuskhustunne and Tustatukhuushi. Footnotes:   [ + ] 1. ↩ Indian Affairs Reports, 162, 1861 2. ↩ Dorsey, Jour. Am. Folk-lore, iii, 232,...

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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 the whites in 1853, after which the Chetco were removed to Siletz Reservation, Tillamook County, Oregon.  In 1854 they numbered 63 men, 96 women and 104 children; total 262.  In 1877 only 63 resided on Siletz reservation.  These villagers were closely allied to the Tolowa of California, from whom they differed but slightly in language and suxtom.  The villages as recorded by Dorsey were Chettanne, Chettannene, Khuniliikhwut, Nakwutthume, Nukhwuchutun, Setthatun, Siskhaslitun, Tachukhaslitun and...

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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 residing on Rogue River. J. O. Dorsey thought these may have been identical with Kushetunne and Nakatkhetunne of the Tututunne. Kane, in 1859, located them near Umpqua River. In 1867 the Chasta, the Scoton, and the Umpqua together, at Siletz agency, numbered 49 males and 74 females, total 123. They may be identical with the Chastacosta or form a part of the Takillua. They do not seem to have any connection with the Shasta, who did not extend down Rogue River below Table Rock, and who were generally bitterly at war with their Athapascan...

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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 of them; the Coquille, differing slightly in language, were north of them; and the Gallice (Tattushtuntude), with the same customs but a quite different dialect, to the east. The Takilma, an independent stock, were their south neighbors, living on the south bank of Rogue River and on its south tributaries. In the summer of 1856, after a few months of severe fighting with the whites, 153 of them, consisting of 53 men, 61 women, 23 boys, 16 girls 1Parrish in Ind. Aff. Rep. 1857, 357, 1858 were taken to Siletz reservation, Oregon, where now there are but a few individuals left. It is practically certain that nearly all the inhabitants of these villages were removed at this time. Considering the number of the villages according to Dorsey 2Dorsey, Journal of American Folklore, III, 234, 1890 , 19 according to an aged Gallice informant – this number is surprisingly small. The names of the villages, as given by Dorsey, usually referring to the people (-tun, –tunne) thereof, are: Chetuttunne Chunarghuttunne Chunsetunneta Chunsetunnetun Chushtarghasuttun Chusterghutmunnetun Chuttushshunche...

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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 Sestikustun 1Dorsey in Journal of American Folklore, III, 235, 1890 . There were 36 on Grande Ronde res. and 166 on Siletz reservation, Oregon, in 1875. Footnotes:   [ + ] 1. ↩ Dorsey in Journal of American Folklore, III, 235,...

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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...

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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 1884 1Jour. Am. Folklore, iii, 230, 1890 : Chimuksaich Hauwiyat Hilakwitiyus Khachtais Khaikuchum Khaiyumitu Khakhaich Khalakw Kruumiyus Kumkwu Kupimithlta Kuskussu Kwnltsaiya Kwsichichu Kwulhauunnich Kwunnumis Kwuskwemus Matsnikth Mithlausmintthai Paauwis Pia Pilumas Pithlkwutsiaus Shkuteh Stthukhwich Thlachaus Thlekuaus Tiekwachi Tsahais Tsatauwis Tsiekhawevathl Waitus Wetsiaus Yukhwustitu Footnotes:   [ + ] 1. ↩ Jour. Am. Folklore, iii, 230,...

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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...

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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.

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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 a few survivors, for the greater part of mixed blood, on the Siletz Reservation, Oregon. According to Dorsey 1Jour. Am. Folk-lore, 111, 229, 1890 the following were villages of the Yaquina: On the north side of Yaquina river: Holukhik Hunkkhwitik Iwai Khaishuk Khilukh Kunnupiyu Kwulai Kyaukuhu Kyuwatkal Mipshuntik Mittsulstik Shash Thlalkhaiuntik Thlekakhaik Tkhakiyu Tshkitshiauk Tthilkitik Ukhwaiksh Yahal Yikkhaich On the south side of the river: Atshuk Chulithltiyu Hakkyaiwal Hathletukhish Hitshinsuwit Hiwaitthe Kaku Khaiyukkhai Khitalaitthe Kholkh Khulhanshtauk Kilauutuksh Kumeukwu Kutshuwitthe Kwaitshi Kwilaishauk Kwulchichicheshk Kwullaish Kwullakhtauik Kwutichuntthe Mulshintik Naaish Paiinkkhwutthu Pikiiltthe Pkhulluwaaiithe Pkuuniukhtauk Puunttlriwaun Shilkhotshi Shupauk Thlekwiyauik Thlelkhus Thlinaitshtik Thlukwiutshthu Tkulmashaauk Tuhaushuwitthe Tulshk Footnotes:   [ + ] 1. ↩ Jour. Am. Folk-lore, 111, 229,...

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