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Sonoma County Native Americans

Rohnert Park Native Americans



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Map of California Tribes Tribal Language Groups tribal areas in the Southern Costanoan Territory. Mid San Francisco Peninsula to the Salinas Area
Tribes   Reservation Map
Map of Western USTribes    



General Sites

Mr. Donn

California Native Cultures

Short Overview Of California Indian History

A History of American Indians in California

Shapes and Uses of California Indian Basketry

Chronology of California History

Thinkquest - California Native Americans

California Native Americans

Indigenous peoples of California

Tribes of California






Achumawi Achomawi
Native Americans - Achomawi
The Achumawi


Atsugewi Astugewi


Desert USA Cahuilla
Cahuilla Information


Chemehuevi picture of a hut


Chumash Chumash - SB musuem
Wishtoyo, Home of the Chumash
The First Settlers
The Chumash
The Indian in the Closet


Ohlone (Costanoan)  
Ohlone/Costanoan Indians
The Ohlone


Cupeno four direstions - Cupeno


Esselen Wikipedia
The Esselen Indians
Esselen of Monterey


Hupa Hupa
Hupa Alphabet
Hupa Words
Hupa History


Karok Wikipedia
 The Karok


Kitanemuk Wikipedia
  Kitanemuk Wikipedia


Kumeyaay (Diegueno) Kumeyaay History
Desert USA - Kumeyaay


Luiseno Wikipedia
Luiseno Group


Mattole Wikipedia
Four Directions - Mattole


Miwok Coast Miwok Indians
Origin of Miwoks
Miwok Society


Modoc Modoc War
Klamath Modoc


Mojave Origins of the Mojave

Mohave [mOhä'vE] Pronunciation Key

Mohave , indigenous people of North America whose language belongs to the Yuman branch of the Hokan-Siouan linguistic stock (see Native American languages). In the mid-18th cent. they lived on both banks of the Colorado River, in Arizona and California. They then numbered some 3,000. The Mohave were semisedentary farmers who generally cultivated bottomland along the river. They lived in low brush dwellings. Most of the Mohave now live on the Colorado River Reservation in Arizona, which was established in 1865. In 1990 there were close to 1,400 Mohave in the United States.


Maidu Wikipedia


Nisenan Wikipedia
The Nisenan People



Ohlone Ohlone


Paiute Desert USA Paiute
Paiute Indians - Ghost Dancers


Patwin Wikipedia
P is for the Patwin Tribe


Pomo Tribe California Pomo
Pomo People


Pomo, Native Americans of N California, belonging to the Hokan branch of the Hokan-Siouan linguistic stock. The Pomo were the most southerly Native Americans on the California coast not brought under the mission influence of the Franciscans in the early 18th and 19th cent. The Pomo have been especially noted for their basketry arts, and many of their works are now valued art objects in museums and private collections. Of these arts, the Pomo developed feather-covering, lattice-twining, checker-work, single-rod coiling, and several other specializations. They now occupy several reservations in N California; the reservation near Clearlake oaks is the site of gambling casinos. In 1990 there were about 5,000 Pomo in the United States.


Salinan Salinan
Salinan Cultural Preservation Association
Salinian People
These people traditionally lived along the south-central California coast, inland to the mountains. Today's Salinan descendants live mainly in the Salinas Valley between Monterey and Paso Robles. There is no tribal land and the Salinan Nation has not received federal recognition. In the late 18th century there were approximately 3,000 Salinan Indians, with several hundred descendants today. In 1771, the Spanish constructed the first mission in Salinan territory called San Antonio de Padua. A second mission followed in 1797 called Mission San Miguel. After secularization of the missions in 1834, the Salinan people experienced a rapid depopulation, primarily as a result of intermarriage and assimilation. Survivors worked on the large rancheros and some were ranchers, hunters, and gatherers. Until the 1930s there was a Salinan community not far from Mission San Antonio known as The Indians. The religion of the Salinan involved offering prayers to the golden eagle, the sun, and the moon. Shamans controlled the weather. Initiation into religious societies was important. The Salinan political organization was by the typical tribelet of California Indians. In the past, the Salinan were governed by the Aak'letse, or village headwoman. Now, there is a Tribal Council. -INFODOME


Serrano Serano Group
Serano Indian Tribe


Shasta The Shastas
Shasta Tribe, Ash Creek (scroll to bottom of page)
Why Mt. Shasta Erupted legend


Shoshone Wikipedia
Thinkquest Shoshone
National Parks - Shoshone


Sinkyone Wikipedia
Sinkyone Inter-tribal Forest


Tataviam Wikipedia
Tataviam Pictures



Tolowa Wikipedia



Tongva (Gabrielino) Wikipedia
 Tongva (Gabrielinos)



Washo Wikipedia
The Washoe Tribe
Washoe Culture



Wintu Wintu


Yana Yana - Phoebe
Ishi; Last of the Yana
Yana Writings
SFSU - Yana
Ishi Photos


Yokuts Wikipedia
Desert Yocuts


Yuki Wikipedia


Quechan (Yuma) Wikipedia
Fort Yuma Quechan Tribes


Yurok Tribe The Yurok 

Yurok [yoor'ok]
Pronunciation Key

Yurok , Native North Americans who in the mid-19th cent. occupied parts of NW California, particularly the area around he Klamath River. They were of the California cultural area but had some Pacific Northwest Coast traits (see under Natives, North American); they subsisted on salmon and acorns, and for money they used the dentalium shell, which they received from tribes living farther north. Their property laws were unique among Native Americans, pertaining only to the realm of the individual; the Yurok recognized no public claim to property. By 1855 a reservation was set aside for them; they then numbered some 2,500. Presently they live on several reservations in California. In 1990 there were some 4,400 Yurok in the United States. The Yurok and their southern neighbors, the Wiyot, speak languages of the Ritwan group that belong to the Algonquian-Wakashan linguistic stock and possibly to the Algonquian branch of this stock