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Wintu Culture and History

As a complement to our Wintu language information, here is our collection of indexed links about the Wintu tribe and their society. Please note that Wintus and other American Indians are living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Wintu history is interesting and important, but the Wintu 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. Please contact us if you have a Wintu link to add.

Wintu Tribal and Community Websites

Winnemem Wintu Tribe:
    Official homepage of this California Wintu tribe.

Wintu Lifestyle and Tradition

Native Americans Around Mount Shasta: Wintu Indians:
    Articles on Wintu culture, history, and folklore from the College of the Siskiyous.
Wintu Legends:
    Collection of Wintu Indian legends and folktales.
The Wintun Indians:
    Curtis' early 20th-century ethnography of the Wintu tribe.
Wintun Indian Tribe: * Patwin Indian Tribe:
    History and genealogy of the Wintu and Patwin Indians.
Wintun Authors:
    Wintu writers, their lives and work.
Wintun Indian Baskets:
    Wintun and other California Indian artwork for sale online. With many photographs.
Frank Lapena: * Curtis Burrows:
    Songs performed by Wintu musicians.

Books for sale on the Wintu Indians

The Wintu and Their Neighbors: A Very Small World-System in Northern California:
    Interesting anthropology/philosophy book about traditional Wintu lifeways and worldview.
In My Own Words:
    Legends, oral history, songs, and anecdotes from a Wintu elder.
Wintu Ethnography:
    Anthropology book on the Wintu tribe.
California Native American Tribes: Wintu:
    Book for kids on the Wintu Indian tribe.
American Indian Books:
    Evolving list of books about Wintus and Native Americans in general.

Links, References, and Additional Information

   Wintu People * Wintun:
   Encyclopedia articles on the Wintu Indians.
  Los Wintun:
  Information about the Wintus in Spanish.
   Wintu Tribe:
   Wintu links.



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