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As a complement to our Eel River language information, here is our collection of indexed links
about the Eel River tribe and their society. In addition to the general links about North Straits
Indian culture on this page, please see our specific pages on the
Please note that Eel River Athapaskans and other
American Indians are living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Eel River history is interesting and
important, but the Eel River 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.
Eel River Tribal and Community Websites
Round Valley Native Indian Tribe:
Official homepage of the California Indian tribe where most Eel River people live today.
Eel River Lifestyle and Tradition
Cultural and historical information from a family of Eel River descent.
Curtis' early 20th-century ethnography of the Wailaki Indians.
Collection of Wailaki Indian legends and folktales.
Lassik Indian History Wailaki Indian History:
History and genealogy of the Eel River tribes.
Eel River Tribes:
Fact sheet on the Eel River Indians from the Four Directions Institute.
The Lolangkok Sinkyone:
Overview of Sinkyone Indian culture and history.
Books for sale on the Eel River Indians
Habitat of the Pitch Indians, a Wailaki Division:
Our organization earns a commission from any book bought through these links
Anthropology book on the Eel River Indians for sale.
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 Eel River Indians and Native Americans in general.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Eel River Athapaskans:
Encyclopedia articles on the Eel River Indians.
Atabascanos de California:
Information about the Eel River people in Spanish.
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