Language: Tolowa-Galice
Family: Pacific Coast Athapaskan
Stock: Athapaskan
Phylum: Na-Dene
Macro-Culture: Northwestern
Speakers 10 or fewer    1962 Chafe
     The Tututni were a sedentary hunter/gatherer tribe of Oregon's Rogue River at its mouth and along the neighboring coast.  The Pacific Coast Athapaskans arrived in the area late in the first millennium from Canada.  The tribe was placed, with others, on the Coast Reservation as a result of the Rogue River Wars, and later all were removed to the Siletz Reservation where they confederated with other tribes.
Aboriginal Locations (Villages)
OR: Coast north of Rogue River (9), Coast south of Rogue River (11), Rogue River (12)
Oregon Present Locations 
Confederated Tribes of Siletz, Siletz
Year History
1841 Influx of Oregon Trail settlers began, conflicts followed
1847 Measles epidemic
1853 Rogue River gold discovery
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 1,500 NAHDB calculation
1800 1,500 NAHDB calculation
1856 1,311 Survivors put on Siletz Reservation, lost separate identity
1900 0 NAHDB calculation
2000 0 NAHDB calculation
Other speakers of the same language:
Tututni Sites:
Confedeerated Tribes of Siletz Indians ...
Confederated Tribes of Siletz
Elder Helps Save Tribal Language ...
Index to Siletz Reservation Documents
Indians of the Coast
Northwest: Oregon Culture and Ethnobotany
Oregon Indian Tribes
Siletz and Alsea
Siletz Burials
Table Rocks
Tolowa-Galice Language
Tolowa-Galice Linquistic Lineage
Tututni Dialect
Tututni Indian Tribe
Tututni Linguistic Lineage
Tututni/Siletz Indian Story

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