August 14, 2017

Whilkut Indians

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The Whilkut Indians belonged to the Hupa dialectic group of the Athapascan linguistic family.

 

Whilkut Indians. From Hupa Hoilkut-hoi.

Also called: Redwood Indians, the popular name for them.

Whilkut Location: On the upper part of Redwood Creek above the Chilula Indians and Mad River, except in its lowest course, up to the vicinity of Iaqua Butte.

Whilkut Population:Kroeber (1932) estimates about 500 Whilkut in aboriginal times; the census of 1910 returned 50 full-bloods and some mixed-bloods.

Athabaskan (Dene') Language
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