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Walla Walla (tribe)

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Sahaptin Tribal Representatives
to Washington D.C. (1890)
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Walla Walla is a Native American group that lives on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. The Walla Walla share land and a governmental structure with the Cayuse and the Umatilla tribes as part of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla. The reservation is located in the area Pendleton, Oregon near the Blue Mountains.

The people are a Sahaptin speaking group which traditionally inhabited the Columbia Plateau region of the northwestern United States. The Walla Walla occupied the territory along the Walla Walla River and along the junction of the Snake and Columbia Rivers in a territory that is now part of northern Oregon and southeastern Washington state in the United States before the coming of white settlers. The name is pronounced WOL-uh WOL-uh, which means "little river."

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