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Fall River Band (Achumawi)
"Fall River Band" was an English name given to the Ajummaawi band of northern California, one of the
nine original bands that made up the tribe which is known as the Achumawi today.
The tribal name "Achumawi" is actually a slight corruption of the name Ajummaawi.
Since the name of the Ajummaawi band has become used as a general tribal name referring to all
Achumawi people, the English name "Fall River Band" is more commonly used to refer to the specific
Ajummaawi band now, so as to avoid confusion. The name "Fall River Band" refers to the Fall River in
Shasta County, where the band's main village was located.
Fall River Resources
Here are links to our webpages about the Fall River tribe and language:
Pit River stories
California Native American history
Books about the Fall River Indians
Here are a few good books about the Achumawis:
Annikadel: The History of the Universe as Told by the Achumawi Indians
The Achumawi Tribe
The Morning The Sun Went Down
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