The Pit River Tribe is a federally recognized tribe of eleven bands of indigenous peoples of California. They primarily live along the Pit River in the northeast corner of California. Their name also is spelled as 'Pitt River' in historical records. The eleven bands are as follows: The eleven bands of the Pit River Tribe speak the closely related languages: Achumawi and Atsugewi. These are both Palaihnihan languages, believed to belong to the Hokan language family. The Pit River Tribe controls six rancherias. They are: The tribe also owns trust lands in Lake County, California, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, and Shasta Counties. The tribe conducts business from Burney, California. They were officially recognized as a tribe in 1976 and ratified their constitution in 1987. Each of the eleven...'
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