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Atsugewi Culture and History

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

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Please note that Atsugewis and other American Indians are living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Atsugewi history is interesting and important, but the Atsugewi 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 Atsugewi Websites

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

Atsugewi Tribal and Community Websites

Pit River Tribe:
    Official homepage of the Pit River tribe shared by the Achumawi, Atsugewi, and related bands.
Susanville Rancheria:
    Homepage of an intertribal rancheria in California where other Atsugewi people live today.
Pit River Health Service:
    Website of the Pit River reservation healthcare service.
Pit River Casino:
    Homepage of the Achumawi-Atsugewi casino enterprise, including tribal employment information.
Constitution of the Ajumawi-Atsugewi Nation:
    The Pit River Tribe's official constitution.

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

Atsugewi Lifestyle and Tradition

Tribal Maps of California:
    Several maps showing the region in Northern California where the Atsugewi tribe and their neighbors live.
Native Americans Around Mount Shasta: Atsugewi:
    Overview of Atsugewi culture and history.
Atsugewi Stick Game:
    Lesson plan on Atsugewi Indian culture including instructions on how to play an ancient stick game.
Atsugewi Ethnobotany:
    Information on the traditional uses of plants in the Atsugewi tribe.
Atsugewi Cultural Objects:
    Museum exhibit with photographs of Atsugewi baskets and other artifacts.
Four Directions Institute: Atsugewi Tribe:
    Profile and historical timeline of the Atsugewi of California.
Pit River Flag:
    Pictures of Atsugewi tribal flags.

Atsugewi Literature and Arts

Pit River Indian Art:
    Achumawi and Atsugewi baskets and beadwork for sale online. With many photographs.
Darryl Babe Wilson:
    Information and links about this Achumawi-Atsugewi writer.
Atsugewi Basketry:
    Picture of an Atsugewi twined basket.
Native American Art:
    Information, photographs and links about Atsugewi and other native art.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

   Wikipedia: Atsugewi:
   Encyclopedia articles on the Atsugewi tribe.
   Atsugewi Indians * Atsugewi Tribe:
   Atsugewi links.
   Tribus del Río Pit * Los Atsugewi:
   Information on the Atsugewi tribe in Spanish.



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