Achomawi

Achomawi

The Achomawi are a Pit River tribe of Native Americans. Big Bend to Goose Lake was their territory.

About Achomawi

The Achomawi (also Achumawi, Ajumawi and Ahjumawi) are one of eleven bands of the Pit River tribe of Native Americans who lived in northeastern California, USA. Historically, the Achomawi homeland was located along the Pit River in northeastern California. Their territory extended from Big Bend to Goose Lake. This land was also home to the Atsugewi, who lived south of the Achomawi. Estimates for the pre-contact populations of most native groups in California have varied substantially. Alfred L. Kroeber estimated the combined 1770 population of the Achomawi and Atsugewi as 3,000. A more detailed analysis by Fred B. Kniffen arrived at the same figure. T. R. Garth estimated the Atsugewi population at a maximum of 850, which would leave at least 2,150 for the Achomawi. Kroeber estimated...'

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