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Madesiwi is the name of one of the nine original bands of the Achumawi tribe of Northern California.
Their Achumawi name derives from the name of their principal village, Madesi (or Mades.)
In English, they were known as the Big Bend Achumawi.
Here are links to our webpages about the Madesiwi tribe and language:
California American tribe
Here are links to online resources about the Madesiwi:
Tribal History: Madesi
Books about the Madesiwis
Here are a few good books about the Madesiwi and other Achumawi bands:
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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