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"P'laikni" is an alternate name for the Pit River Indians of Northern California (the Achumawi and Atsegewi.)
P'laikni is the name for these tribes in the language of the neighboring Klamath Indians.
Literally it means "people up above" or "highlanders."
Here are links to our webpages about the P'laikni languages and cultures:
Pit River stories
Native American tribes of California
Hokan language family
Books about the Plaiknis
Here are a few good books about the Plaikni 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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