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Madesiwi (Madesi)

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.

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Here are links to our webpages about the Madesiwi tribe and language:

 Achomawi tribe
 Achomawi legends
 California American tribe
 Hokan

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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