Wintun Tribes

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Tribal Headquarters[edit | edit source]

Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation
P.O. Box 18
Brooks, CA 95606
Phone: 1.530.796.3400
Fax: 1.530.796.2143

History[edit | edit source]

The traditional location of the Wintun Tribe was in the Greater Sacramento Valley in California. The tribe consisted of three divisions -- the Northern Division, or Wintu; the Central Division, or Nomelaki; and the Southern Division, or Patwin. In modern times, the Wintun live on the Round Valley Reservation and the Colusa, Cortina, Grindstone, Redding, and Rumsey Rancherias.

Brief Timeline[edit | edit source]

1826: Contact with Peter Skene Ogden

1832: Malaria epidemic

1848: California became part of the United States

1848: Gold discovered

1851: Treaty of Peace and Friendship

1852: Fort Reading established

1855: Battle of Castle Rock

1858: Wintoon War; 100 Wintun killed

---: Colusa, Cortina, Paskent and Grindstone Rancherias established for the Wintun and Nomlaki Tribes

1933: Shasta Dam is built, Wintue homes floodied forced relocation of Wintu cemeteries

1950-1960: Some rancherias were terminated

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 Wintun 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.

Bands of the Wintun Tribe 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:

Websites[edit | edit source]

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

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

References[edit | edit source]