A division of the Shastan family formerly occupying the Pit r. country of N. E. Cal., except Burney, Dixie and Hat cr. valleys, which were inhabited by the Atsugewi. A principal village was near Fallriver Mills, Shasta co. The languages of the Achomawi and the Atsugewi, while unquestionably related, are strikingly unlike. The term Achomawi was also employed by Powers to denote all the Indians of the Palaihnihan family of Powell, popularly known as Pit River Indians.
Source: Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico, Frederick Webb Hodge, 1907.
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