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Achumawi Culture and History

As a complement to our Achumawi language information, here is our collection of indexed links about the Achumawi tribe and their society.

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Please note that Achumawis and other American Indians are living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Achumawi history is interesting and important, but the Achumawi Indians are still here today, too, and we try to feature modern writers as well as traditional folklore, contemporary art as well as museum pieces, and issues and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday. Suggestions for new links are always welcome.

Our Achumawi Websites

Achumawi Language:
    Information and language learning materials from the Achumawi Indian language.
Achumawi Facts for Kids:
    Questions and answers about Achumawi culture.
Achomawi and Atsugewi Tales:
    Collection of Pit River Indian legends and folktales.

Achumawi Tribal and Community Websites

Pit River Tribe:
    Homepage of the Pit River Indian tribe shared by the Achumawi, Atsugewi, and related bands.
Pit River Health Service:
    Website of the Pit River reservation healthcare service.
Pit River Casino:
    Homepage of the Pit River Tribe's casino enterprise, including tribal employment information.
Constitution of the Ajumawi-Atsugewi Nation:
    The Pit River Tribe's official constitution.
Pit River Tribe:
    Profile of the Pit River tribe from the California Rural Indian Health Board, including maps.

Books for sale on the Achumawi/Pit River Indians

Annikadel: The History of the Universe as Told by the Achumawi Indians of California:
    Book of Achumawi mythology and oral history for sale online.
California's Native American Tribes: Achumawi Tribe:
    Book on Achumawi culture, history, and lifestyle.
The Morning The Sun Went Down:
    Fascinating collection of autobiographical essays by a Pit River Indian author.
Surviving Through the Days:
    Anthology of myths and traditional literature from the Achumawi and other California tribes.
American Indian Books:
    Evolving list of books about Native Americans in general.

Achumawi Lifestyle and Tradition

Native Americans Around Mount Shasta: Achumawi:
    Information on Achumawi culture, history, and lifestyle.
The Achomawi:
    Curtis' early 20th-century ethnography of the Achomawi Indians.
Achumawi Tribe:
    Article about Achumawi culture including kinship and religion.
Four Directions Institute: Achomawi Tribe:
    Profile and historical timeline of the Achumawi of California.

Achumawi Literature and Arts

Achumawe Authors: Darryl Babe Wilson:
    Information and links about this Native American writer.
Pit River Indian Art:
    Achumawi and Atsugewi baskets and beadwork for sale online. With many photographs.
Achumawi Basketry:
    Picture of an Achumawi twined basket.
Variations on Native Californian Themes:
    Guitar adaptations of traditional Achumawi and other California Indian songs.

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References, Links, and Additional Information

  Wikipedia: Achomawi:
  Encyclopedia articles on the Achumawi tribe.
  Los Achomawi:
  Information about the Achomawis in Spanish.
  Achumawi Tribe:
  Achumawi links.

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