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What Native American tribes lived in California?

Tribes included the Karok, Maidu, Cahuilleno, Mojave, Yokuts, Pomo, Paiute, and Modoc. On the other hand, the mountains that divided the groups made extensive warfare impractical, and the California tribes and clans enjoyed a comparatively peaceful life.

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Hereof, what Indian tribes lived in California?

List of peoples

  • Achomawi, Achumawi, Pit River tribe, northeastern California.
  • Atsugewi, northeastern California.
  • Cahuilla, southern California.
  • Chumash, coastal southern California. Barbareño.
  • Chilula, northwestern California.
  • Chimariko, extinct, northwestern California.
  • Cupeño, southern California.
  • Eel River Athapaskan peoples.

Secondly, what Native American tribes lived in Northern California? Beginning in the north, tribes found in this area are the Chumash, Alliklik, Kitanemuk, Serrano, Gabrielino Luiseno Cahuilla, and the Kumeyaay.

Considering this, what is the largest Native American tribe in California?

The Yurok Tribe is currently the largest group of Native Americans in the state of California, with 6357 enrolled members living in or around the reservation.

What happened to the Native Americans in California?

24,000 to 27,000 Native Americans were taken as forced labor and most died of disease, starvation, and abuse. The state of California used its institutions to favor white settlers' rights over indigenous rights and was responsible for dispossession of the natives.

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