Tag Archives: Sahaptin

THE MYSTIQUE OF LANGUAGE

“There were once thirteen native language families in the region that is now Oregon: Alsea, Athabascan, Cayuse, Chinookan, Coosan, Kalapuyan, Klamath, Molala, Sahaptian, Salish, Siuslaw, Takelma, and Uto-Aztecan.  Today only Paiute, Klamath, Wasco, and Sahaptian survive in the spoken form. … Continue reading

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WHAT’S IN A NAME

There was a query to the blog recently–where did the name Tamástslikt come from?   Way back in the 20th century, the early 1990’s, the original proposed name was a mouthful–The Oregon Trail on the Umatilla Indian Reservation Interpretive Institute.  I … Continue reading

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HANG ON TO YOUR OLD YELLOW MAP

Who is Tamástslikt’s audience? Most often, it is both the general public and the tribal heirs. Sometimes it turns out to be one or the other, but Tamástslikt wants to address both. For example, have you come across the yellow … Continue reading

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IT WAS OUR GOLDEN AGE

“Would you like to learn the Indian language?” Of course! All Indians would like to learn the Indian language, whether the downriver Nez Perce dialect adopted by the Cayuse forebears, the NE Sahaptin known as Walla Walla or Ichishkíin, or … Continue reading

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