Wailaki Tribe

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Tribal Headquarters[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Brief Timeline[edit | edit source]

1850: Inter-tribal warfare against the Kato, alliance with the Yuki

1856: Nome Cult Farm

1856-1865: Round Valley Wars

1858: Round Valley Reservation (Nome Cult Farm) established

1859: Eel River Rangers authorized by the State of California, destroyed may Yuki and Wailaki villages

1861: settlers and Concow Indians attack a Wailaki at Horse Canyon

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

Frederick Webb Hodge, in his Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico, gave a more complete history of the Wailaki tribe, with estimations of the population of the tribe at various time periods.

Bands of the Wailaki Tribe and Their Reservations[edit | edit source]

Grindstone Rancheria

Round Valley Reservation

Agency Records[edit | edit source]

Round Valley Agency

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:

Correspondence and Census[edit | edit source]

Tribe Agency Location of Original Records

Pre-1880 Correspondence

M 234 RG 75 Rolls 962

Roll Number




Post -1885 Census

M595 RG 75 Rolls 693

Roll number




Wailaki Round Valley Agency San Francisco - 447-49 Films 581441-581443

Superintendency[edit | edit source]

The Wailaki tribe was under the jurisdiction of the California Superintendency.

Websites[edit | edit source]

  • Round Valley Indian Tribe of the Round Valley Reservation Wikipedia

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

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

References[edit | edit source]