Takelma Language Units

FAMILY LANGUAGE LESSONS

Classes are happening NOW! Family Classes are happening online, at the Gov. Office, and at the Tribal Community Center. To attend these classes, no prior language experience is required, and all ages are welcome. Family Language Classes are held twice a month. Dinner will be served at each in person class. Upcoming Class dates:

Language Units

Download the PDF files for each of these units in order to practice the Takelma language at home. Each unit includes all the materials needed to participate in the lesson. Make the language your own! For more information on the Takelma Language, please email us at info-education@cowcreek-nsn.gov

Click on the tabs below for different language materials:

  • Sound chart
  • Animals
  • Places
  • Colors
  • Numbers
  • Plants
  • Activities
  • Travel
  • Family Members
Sound chart

Takelma Sounds

Learn Takelma Sounds

Animals

Síim (Animals)

Learn Takelma Animals! This lesson focuses on the 8 Takelma animal words, with some bonus sentences to start talking about them. Using the video, e-book, and PDF, you will be able to hear, say and read the words.

Places

Places

Learn Takelma Places! This lesson focuses on 7 locations that are significant to the Cow Creek People.

Colors

Colors

Learn the colors in the Takelma language. This lesson follows the Coyote and Fox story, 12 colors, and the question “Which color is it?”.

Numbers

Numbers

Learn how to count from 1 to 10 in Takelma, while following along with the steps to build a plankhouse. This lesson follows the retelling of the traditional way to build a plankhouse, as well as how to could with your hands in the way of the Takelma people.

Plants

Plants

Learn Takelma Plants

Activities

Activities

Learn Takelma Activities

Travel

Travel Vocabulary

Download, Print and Fold this booklet to take with you on your travels. This booklet holds vocabulary you can use to ask things like “Are we there yet?” and “I am hungry.” but in Takelma, so its less annoying.

Family Members

Family Members

Learn Takelma Family Members

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