Language: Tualatin
Family: Kalapuyan
Stock: Oregon Penutian
Phylum: Penutian
Macro-Culture: Northwestern
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     The Aflalati were semi-sedentary hunter/gatherer tribes who lived on the Atfalati Plains, in the hills about Forest Grove, and the shores and vicinity of Wapato and extended as far as Portland.  Their population declined rapidly with the arrival of Whites.
Aboriginal Locations 
OR 24 villages
Oregon Present Locations
Confederated into the Confederated Tribes of Grande Ronde
Year History
1792 Arrival of first Whites
1805 Visited by Lewis and Clark
1824 Smallpox epidemic
1829 Smallpox epidemic, combined 80% population loss
1830 Malaria epidemic
1841 Influx of Oregon Trail settlers began, conflicts followed
1850 Influx of prospectors and settlers
1855 Removed to Grand Ronde Reservation
Year U.S. Population Source
1700 2,400 NAHDB calculation
1780 2,000 Mooney estimate
1800 1,800 NAHDB calculation
1848 60 Tribal roll
1900 0 NAHDB calculation (Had confederated into other tribes)
2000 0 NAHDB calculation
Other speakers of the same language:
Coos Sites:
Atfalati Indian History
Kalapuya Language
Kalapuya Language
Kalapuya Linguistic Linage
Northwest: Oregon Culture and Ethnobotany
Tualatin Historical Society
Tualatin Indians

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