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Atsugewi

Introduction

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The Atsugewi Indians consist of two groups, the Atsugé ("pine-tree people"), or Hat Creek Indians, and the Apwaruge ("juniper-tree people"), also known as Dixie Valley Indians (Kniffen 315; Garth, Atsugewi 236). Alternate names for the Atsugewi include: Atsge, Atsugei, Stsugewei, Hat Creek Indians, Pacamallies, and Pit River Indians (Brandt and Davis-Kimball xv).

 

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