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Indian Tribes and Languages of the California Culture Area


California Culture Area

This is an index to the Native American language and cultural information on our website pertaining to Indian tribes of the California culture area..

Please note that while the term "California culture area" is commonly used to describe the region in which the following tribes live, it does not correspond to the borders of modern-day California (a large state that also includes parts of the Great Basin, Plateau, and Southwest culture areas.) If you're looking for a list of tribes in the present-day state of California, click here.

Tribes of the California Culture Group

*Achumawi Tribe
*Atsugewi Tribe
*Cahuilla Tribe
*Chimariko Tribe
*Chumash Tribe
*Cupeno Tribe
*Esselen Tribe
*Gabrielino Tribe
*Hupa Tribe
*Huchnom Tribe
*Juaneno Tribe
*Karuk Tribe
*Kashaya Tribe
*Kato Tribe
*Kiliwa Tribe
*Kitanemuk Tribe
*Kumeyaay Tribe
*Luiseno Tribe
*Maidu Tribe
*Mattole Tribe
*Miwok Tribe
*Ohlone Tribe
*Pomo Tribe
*Paipai Tribe
*Salinan Tribe
*Serrano Tribe
*Shasta Tribe
*Tolowa Tribe
*Tubatulabal Tribe
*Wailaki Tribe
*Wappo Tribe
*Whilkut Tribe
*Wintu Tribe
*Wiyot Tribe
*Yana Tribe
*Yokuts Tribe
*Yuki Tribe
*Yurok Tribe



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