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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

 

 

 

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Tribes

Achumawi Achomawi
Native Americans - Achomawi
The Achumawi
 Wikipedia

 

Atsugewi Astugewi
 Wikipedia

 

Cahuilla  
Desert USA Cahuilla
Cahuilla Information
Wikipedia
 

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Chemehuevi picture of a hut
 Wikipedia
Chemehuvi

 

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

 

Ohlone (Costanoan)  
Ohlone/Costanoan Indians
The Ohlone
Wikipedia

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Cupeno four direstions - Cupeno
Wikipedia

 

Esselen Wikipedia
The Esselen Indians
Esselen of Monterey

 

Hupa Hupa
Hupa Alphabet
Wikipedia
Hupa Words
Hupa History

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Karok Wikipedia
 The Karok

 

Kitanemuk Wikipedia
  Kitanemuk Wikipedia

 

Kumeyaay (Diegueno) Kumeyaay History
Wikipedia
Desert USA - Kumeyaay

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Luiseno Wikipedia
Luiseno Group

 

Mattole Wikipedia
Four Directions - Mattole
Matole 

 

Miwok Coast Miwok Indians
Origin of Miwoks
Miwok Society
Miwok
Wikipedia

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Modoc Modoc War
Modoc
Klamath Modoc
Wikipedia

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Mojave Origins of the Mojave
Wikipedia
 

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
 

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Nisenan Wikipedia
The Nisenan People

 

 

Ohlone Ohlone
 

 

Paiute Desert USA Paiute
Wikipedia
Paiute Indians - Ghost Dancers

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Patwin Wikipedia
P is for the Patwin Tribe

 

Pomo Tribe California Pomo
Pomos
Pomo People
Wikipedia

Pomo

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.

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Salinan Salinan
Salinan Cultural Preservation Association
Salinian People
Wikipedia
 
SALINAN INDIANS
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

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Serrano Serano Group
Wikipedia
Serano Indian Tribe

 

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

 

Shoshone Wikipedia
Thinkquest Shoshone
National Parks - Shoshone

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Sinkyone Wikipedia
Sinkyone Inter-tribal Forest

 

Tataviam Wikipedia
Tataviam Pictures

 

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Tolowa Wikipedia
Tolowa

 

 

Tongva (Gabrielino) Wikipedia
 Tongva (Gabrielinos)

 

 

Washo Wikipedia
The Washoe Tribe
Washoe Culture

 

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Wintu Wintu
Wikipedia

 

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

 

Yokuts Wikipedia
Desert Yocuts

 

Yuki Wikipedia
Yuki

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Quechan (Yuma) Wikipedia
Fort Yuma Quechan Tribes

 

Yurok Tribe The Yurok 
Wikipedia
 

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

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