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Palaiks (also Palaihnihan or Palaihnih) is a term used primarily by anthropologists and linguists to refer to the Pit River tribes of Northern California (the Achumawi and Atsegewi.) The word "palaiks" does not have any meaning in the Achumawi or Atsugewi languages, and is probably derived from the Klamath word for their neighbors, P'laikni, which means "highlanders."

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 Atsugewi language
 Achomawi language
 Achomawi legends
 Native American tribes of California
 Palaihnihan languages

Books about the Palaiks Indians

Here are a few good books about the Palaiks tribes:
 Annikadel: The History of the Universe as Told by the Achumawi Indians
 The Morning The Sun Went Down
 Surviving Through the Days

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