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CayuseInformation about the Cayuse
The Cayuse call themselves the Tetawken, which means "we, the people". The Cayuse were originally located in northeastern Oregon and southeastern Washington state and lived adjacent to territory covered by the Nez Perce. The Cayuse were noted horsemen and often used their horse-riding prowess to intimidate other tribes. The Cayuse moved to the Umatilla Reservation after signing a treaty with the U.S. federal government in 1855.
The Cayuse language is a language isolate. It has been proposed in the past that it may be related to Molala making up a Waiilaptuan family ultimately related to the Penutian stock. This proposal is currently undemonstrated.
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