Wintu

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The Wintu were Native Americans who lived in what is now Northern California. They lived on the west side of the Sacramento Valley from the Salt Creek drainage of the Sacramento River to the Coast Range, to the north of the Wintun.

There were about 12,000 Wintu in 1770 and 1,000 in 1910. The 1930 Census reported 512 Wintu, Wintun and Wappo.

The Wintu spoke one of the Wintuan languages.

The Wintu lived by hunting and gathering. They lived in small groups without centralized political authority.

merged info from Wintun

The Wintun were Native Americans who lived in what is now Northern California. They lived in the Sacramento River valley in the vicinity of Chico, on the west side of the river to the coast range. They were closely related to the Wintu, their northern neighbors.

The Wintun lived in small groups without centralized political authority, and lived by hunting and gathering. They speak a Wintuan languages.


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