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Lassik Culture and History

As a complement to our Wailaki/Lassik language information, here is our collection of indexed links about the Lassik tribe and their society. Please note that Lassiks and other American Indians are living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Lassik history is interesting and important, but the Lassik Indians are still here today, too, and we try to feature modern writers as well as traditional folklore, contemporary art as well as museum pieces, and issues and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday. Suggestions for new links are always welcome.

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Lassik Lifestyle and Tradition

Lassik Indian History:
    History and genealogy of the Lassik tribe.
Lassik Tribe:
    Fact sheet on the Lassik Indians from the Four Directions Institute.
No Rooms Of Their Own: Lucy Young * Life of Lucy Young:
    Oral history narrated by a Lassik Wailaki woman.
Bear Woman and Deer Woman:
    A Lassik Indian legend.

Books for sale on the Lassik Indians
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Genocide and Vendetta: The Round Valley Wars in Northern California:
    Book about the violence in 19th-century northern California, including the destruction of the Eel River tribes.
The Fine Art of California Indian Basketry:
    Basket-weaving traditions of the Wailaki, Lassik, and other California Indian tribes.
American Indian Books:
    Evolving list of books about Lassiks and Native Americans in general.

Links, References, and Additional Information

   Eel River Athapaskans:
   Encyclopedia articles on the Lassik Indians.
   Atabascanos de California:
   Information about the Lassik people in Spanish.
   Lassik Tribe:
   Lassik links.

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