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Alsea

 

 

Ethnie: ALSEA
Language: Alsea-Yakonan
Family: Coast Oregon Penutian
Stock: Oregon Penutian
Phylum: Penutian
Macro-Culture: Northwestern
Speakers 10 in 1930 (1977 Voeglin and Voeglin)
     The Alsea was a coastal sedentary hunter/gatherer language group located along the Alsea River to the Alsea Bay on the Central Oregon coast.  They experienced huge population losses from smallpox and ultimately joined with other tribes at Siletz, thus losing their cultural and tribal identity.
Aboriginal Locations
OR 17 villages
Oregon Present Locations
Confederated Tribes of Siletz, Siletz
Year History
1788 American ship Columbia anchored in offshore waters, noted hostility of Indian
1824 Smallpox epidemic
1829 Smallpox epidemic (combined with earlier epidemic reduced population by 80%)
1841 Beginning of the arrival of Oregon Trail settlers, conflicts followed
1875 Removed to Siletz Reservation
1956 Siletz Reservation terminated
1977 Confederated Tribes of Siletz founded
Year U.S. Population Source
1700 1,400 NAHDB calculation
1800 1,400 NAHDB calculation
118 ARCIA
1900 50 NAHDB calculation
29 Census
2000 0 NAHDB calculation
Other speakers of the same language:
None
Alsea Sites:
Alsea  http://logos.uoregon.edu/explore/oregon/alsea.html
Alsea and Lewis and Clark  http://www.nationalgeographic.com/lewisandclark/record_tribes_090_14_8.html
Alsea and Lewis and Clark  http://www.nationalgeographic.com/lewisandclark/record_tribes_081_14.html
Alsea Bay and River History  http://www.portofalsea.com/Port_Information/History/history.html
Alsea Creation Stories  http://www.wsu.edu:8001/~dee/NAANTH/ALCREAT.HTM
Alsea Fishing Skills ...  http://www.orww.org/Reports/S/007J/0912/Kingfisher/Clothing_and_adornement.htm
Alsea History  http://www.manataka.org/page666.html
Alsea Indian History  http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/tribes/yankton/alseaindianhist.htm
Alsea Indian Subagency  http://www.csusm.edu/nadp/d159.htm
Alsea Indian Women Dress ...  http://www.orww.org/Reports/S/007J/0912/Kingfisher/Clothing_and_adornement.htm
Alsea Language  http://www.ling.upenn.edu/~gene/alsea.html
Alsea Language  http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=AES
Alsea Language  http://www.native-languages.org/alsea.htm
Alsea Linguistic Lineage  http://www.ethnologue.com/show_lang_family.asp?code=AES
Confederated Tribes of Siletz  http://www.ohwy.com/or/s/siltribe.htm
Congressional Act Moving Alsea to Siletz  http://www.ohwy.com/or/s/siltribe.htm
Coos and Alsea Material  http://www.pnsn.org/HIST_CAT/STORIES/DRAFT2/coos.html
Index to Siletz Reservation Documents  http://www.csusm.edu/nadp/dindex.htm
Indians of the Coast  http://boyett.tripod.com/siletz.html
Northwest: Oregon Culture and Ethnobotany  http://www.fourdir.com/northwest_california-oregon_culture.htm
Siletz Burials  http://users.wi.net/~census/lesson14.html
Stealing from the Indians  http://www.racismagainstindians.org/Perspectives/Essays/StealingFromIndians.htm
Yachats "Believe it or Not"  http://www.landmark-yachats.com/yahats_facts.html

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