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California Indian Library Collection

Located in the Boggs Local History Area of the Redding Library.

Our part of the collection consists of sound recordings of interviews, dances, songs and legends, photographs, books, journal articles, and unpublished manuscripts and field notes on the Achomawi, Atsugewi, Klamath River, Wintu and Yana indian tribes .

Shasta County's part of the CILC collection is located in the Boggs Local History Area of the Redding Library. There are finding guides and bibliographies to help you find the information you need. The collection is divided into three parts: books or written material, photos, and sound recordings.

View the Guides and Bibliographies in our CILC collection search catalog.
Note that the actual articles and publications are not currently in the catalog.

Map of California Indian tribal territories

We hold information from CILC on the following tribes

Browse through the following online bibliographies first to find the article, legend, song, journal, interview, dance, book or photograph that interests you.

California Indian Library Collections (CILC) was funded with the aim of returning unique cultural materials to California's Native Americans and making the collections available to citizens through their local libraries. Archival materials, such as sound recordings, photographs and texts, have been duplicated and installed in twenty northern California libraries, with each county collection containing materials specific to the tribes within that county. A composite CILC set is also located in the California Room at the California State Library in Sacramento.

Since research on the state's Native Americans has been mostly published in obscure scholarly sources and few specialist in the cultural materials exist outside major museums and universities, the CILC collections provide Native Californians, scholars and other interested people with access to rare materials that have until now remained unavailable to the general public.

Where to find more Information

The following is a list of designations, or in some instances a more general geographic description, of Native California Indians and the counties in which they are found. Each of the twenty California counties listed below is a location for the California Indian Library Collections.

Tribe

Which library has the information

Achomawi Lassen; Modoc; Shasta; Siskiyou
Athapaskan, unspecified Del Norte; Humboldt; Trinity
Atsugewi Lassen; Shasta
Chilula Humboldt
Coast Miwok Marin; Sonoma
Hupa Humboldt
Karuk Humboldt; Siskiyou
Kato Mendocino
Klamath Lake Modoc; Siskiyou
Klamath River, unspecified Del Norte; Humboldt; Lassen; Modoc; Shasta; Siskiyou; Trinity
Konkow Butte; Glenn; Plumas; Tehama; Yuba
Lake Miwok Lake; Yolo
Lassik Humboldt; Trinity
Maidu Butte; Glenn; Plumas; Tehama
Mattole Humboldt
Sierra Miwok Fresno; Madera
Modoc Modoc; Siskiyou
Nisenan Plumas; Yuba
Nomlaki Glenn; Tehama
Nongatl Humboldt; Trinity
Northeastern California, unspecified Lassen; Modoc; Shasta; Siskiyou
Northern Paiute Lassen; Modoc
Northwestern California, unspecified Del Norte; Humboldt; Siskiyou; Trinity
Patwin Colusa; Yolo
Pomo/Kashia Pomo Lake; Mendocino; Sonoma
Shasta Siskiyou
Sinkyone Humboldt; Mendocino
Tolowa Del Norte
Wailaki Mendocino; Trinity
Wappo Lake; Sonoma
Washoe Plumas
Western Mono (Monache) Fresno; Madera
Whilkut Humboldt
Wintu Humboldt; Shasta; Trinity
Wintun, unspecified Colusa; Glenn; Humboldt; Plumas; Shasta; Tehama; Trinity; Yolo
Wiyot Humboldt
Yana (includes much information on Ishi) Butte; Shasta; Tehama
Yokuts Fresno; Madera
Yuki Colusa; Glenn; Mendocino
Yurok Del Norte; Humboldt