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Mount Shasta occupies the northwest corner of the Achumawi territory. On the southwest corner is Mount Lassen, the Warner range borders the east, and the Shasta Indians are on the west. According to Dixon, the Achomawi occupied lands:

Beginning at a point above the mouth of Montgomery creek on Pit river, they occupied or claimed all the valley of that river up to its head, together with the valleys of Fall river and of Beaver and Ash creeks. Burney and Goose valleys were also claimed by them, but in the case of the former, the Atsugewi insisted that they and not the Achumawi occupied it (Dixon, Notes 208).

They only inhabited permanent villages, which were located near streams during the winter months. The rest of the year they moved throughout their territory hunting, fishing and gathering (Dixon, Notes 208).


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