Hupa Tribe

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United States Gotoarrow.png Indigenous Peoples of the United States Gotoarrow.png California, United States Genealogy Gotoarrow.png Indigenous Peoples of California Gotoarrow.png Hupa Tribe

Hupa Indian -Edward S Curtis Collection.jpg

Ancestral Homeland: along the Trinity River in northwestern California;became known as Hoopa Valley

Tribal Headquarters[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Brief Timeline[edit | edit source]

1849: Some Euroamericans and Chinese mined the river

1876: Hoopa Valley became a reservation

Additional References to the History of the Tribes and/or Bands[edit | edit source]

Frederick Webb Hodge, in his Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico, gave a more complete history of the Hupa tribe, with estimations of the population of the tribe at various time periods. Additional details are given in John Swanton's The Indian Tribes of North America.

Reservations[edit | edit source]

Hoopa Valley Reservation

The Hupa were under the jurisdiction of the California Superintendency

Records[edit | edit source]

The majority of records of individuals were those created by the agencies. Some records may be available to tribal members through the tribal headquarters.They were (and are) the local office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and were charged with maintaining records of the activities of those under their responsibility. Among these records are:

Agency Records[edit | edit source]

Hoopa Valley Agency

Correspondence and Census[edit | edit source]

Tribe Agency location of Original Records

Pre-1880 Correspondence

M234 RG 75

Rolls 962

Roll Numbers




Post-1885 Census

M595 RG 75 Rolls 693

 Roll Number


Film Number


California Superintendency,1849-80

Washington D. C. Rolls 32-35 Rolls 12, 182-87 576871-576876

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