Pit River Tribe

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Achomawi man (known also as Pit River Indian).jpg

Tribal Headquarters[edit | edit source]

Pit River Tribe
36970 Park Ave.
Burney, CA 96013
Phone: 530-335-5421

History[edit | edit source]

The Pit River Indians consist of eleven bands, all of whom have traditionally lived along the Pit River in the northeastern part of what is now California and who now live on or near the Pit River Reservation. Some Pit River Indians live on other reservations and rancherias in the area.

Brief Timeline[edit | edit source]

Additional References to the History of the Tribe[edit | edit source]

Reservations[edit | edit source]

Bands of the Pit River Indians and Their Reservations[edit | edit source]

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

Fort Bidwell Agency

Round Valley Agency

Correspondence and Census

Tribe Agency Location of Original Records

Pre-1880 Correspondence

M234 RG 75 Rolls 962

Roll Number




Post-1885 Census

M595 RG 75 Rolls 693

Roll Number




Pit River Fort Bidwell Agency, 1910-31 San Franisco - Rolls 12, 137 FHL Film: 576492
Pit River Round Valley Agency, 1893-1917 San Franisco - Rolls 224, 446-49 FHL Films: 581441-581443

Websites[edit | edit source]

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

  • California Indians and Their Reservations: An Online Dictionary. Available online.

References[edit | edit source]