Shasta people

Shasta people

About Shasta people

The Shasta (or Chasta) are an indigenous people of Northern California and Southern Oregon in the United States. They spoke one of the Shastan languages. The Shasta people were originally located in the greater Shasta Valley area of Siskiyou County near such modern communities as Yreka, California. Generally included with the Shasta tribe proper, are a number of adjacent smaller tribes who spoke a related Shastan language. These related tribes include the Konomihu, New River Shasta and the Okwanuchu tribes. The Shasta tribe is not a federally recognized tribe, though the Chasta of Oregon are part of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon. Many former members of the Shasta tribe have since been inducted into the Karuk and Alturas tribes. Current members are...'

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