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Wailaki Culture and History

As a complement to our Wailaki language information, here is our collection of indexed links about the Wailaki tribe and their society. Please note that Wailakis and other American Indians are living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Wailaki history is interesting and important, but the Wailaki 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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Our Wailaki Websites

Wailaki Language:
    Information and language learning materials from the Wailaki Indian language.
Wailaki Facts for Kids:
    Questions and answers about Wailaki culture.
Wailaki Legends:
    Collection of Pit River Indian legends and folktales.

Wailaki Tribal and Community Websites

Round Valley Native Indian Tribe:
    Official homepage of the California Indian tribe where most Wailaki people live today.

Wailaki Lifestyle and Tradition

Wailakki-Wintu Network:
    Cultural and historical information from a family of Wailaki descent.
The Wailaki::
    Curtis' early 20th-century ethnography of the Wailaki Indians.
Wailaki Legends:
    Collection of Wailaki Indian legends and folktales.
Wailaki Indian History:
    History and genealogy of the Eel River tribe.
Wailaki Tribe:
    Fact sheet on the Wailaki Indians from the Four Directions Institute.
New Beginnings Beadwork:
    Beaded jewelry by a Round Valley tribal artist.

Books for sale on the Wailaki Indians

Habitat of the Pitch Indians, a Wailaki Division:
    Anthropology book on the Wailaki Indians for sale.
Sinkyone Notes:
    Ethnography of the Sinkyone tribe.
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.
Native American Books:
    Evolving list of books about Wailakis and Native Americans in general.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

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

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