Language: Takelma
Family: Takelma
Stock: Oregon Penutian
Phylum: Penutian
Macro-Culture: Northwestern
Speakers 0
     The Takelma was a coastal sedentary hunter/gatherer language group which occupied the middle course of the Rogue River above the Illinois River to about Grant's Pass, and its northern tributaries to Cow Creek and south nearly to the California borders.  They were removed to Siletz after the Rogue River wars,  thus losing their cultural and tribal identity.
Aboriginal Locations
OR Latgawa (1 village), Takelma (16 villages?)
Oregon Present Locations
Confederated Tribes of Siletz, Siletz
Year History
1841 Beginning of the arrival of Oregon Trail settlers, conflicts followed
1847 Measles epidemic
1855 Rogue River War began with Lupton Massacre followed by Capt. John Rampage killing up to 40 Whites ... the Galice attack, and battles at Hungry Hill and Black Bar
1856 Gold Beach Uprising, 12 Indians killed at Massacre Rock, up to 30 killed at Meadows Battle, Indians surrendered after Battle of Big Bend, 1,200 moved to the Coast Reservation
1875 Removed to Siletz Reservation
1956 Siletz Reservation terminated
1977 Confederated Tribes of Siletz founded
Year U.S. Population Source
1700 500 NAHDB calculation
1780 500 Mooney
1800 500 NAHDB calculation
1900 0 NAHDB calculation
2000 0 NAHDB calculation
Other speakers of the same language:
Takelma Sites:
An Incorporated Topic Marker in Takelma
Confederated Tribes of Siletz
How Were Baskets Used by the Takelma
Index to Siletz Reservation Documents
Indians of the Coast
Native People of Rogue River Valley
Panther and Coyote a play
Sapier, Edward
Sapier, Edward
Siletz and Alsea
Siletz Burials
Stealing from the Indians
Takelma Indian Tribe
Takelma Language
Takelma Linguistic Lineage
Tribal Elder Keeps Salmon Ceremony Going ...

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