I- California Indian Villages, Towns and Settlements

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A complete listing of all the Indian villages, towns and settlements as listed in Handbook of Americans North of Mexico.

Ialamma. A former Chumashan village subordinate to Purisima mission, Santa Barbara co., Cal. Taylor in Cal. Farmer, Oct. 18,1861.

Ialamne. A former Chumashan village subordinate to Santa Inez mission, Santa Barbara co., Cal. Taylor in Cal. Farmer, Oct. 18, 1861. Possibly the same as Ialamma.

Icayme. Given as the native name of the site on which San Luis Rey mission, s. California, was founded; perhaps also the name of a neighboring Diegueno village. Taylor in Cal. Farmer, Feb. 22, 1860.

Ichenta. A village of the Chalone division of the Costanoan family, formerly near Soledad mission, Cal.

Idakariuke. Mentioned as a Shasta band of Shasta valley, N. Cal., in 1851, but it is really only a man’s personal name. (R. B. D.)

Idelabuú (mesas of the mountains). A rancheria, probably Cochimi, connected with Purisima (Cadegomo) mission, Lower California, in the 18th century. Doc. Hist Mex., 4th s., v, 189, 1857.

Idelibinagá (high mountains). A rancheria, probably Cochimi, connected with Purisima mission, Lower California, in the 18th century. Doc. Hist, Mex., 4th s., v, 189, 1857.

Ift. A Karok village on Klamath r., Cal., inhabited in 1860.

Ika. A Cochimi tribe of Lower California, said by Father Baegert to have lived about 40 m. inland from Magdalena bay in the 18th century.

Ikaruck. Mentioned as a Shasta band of Shasta valley, N. Cal., in 1851, but it is really a man’s personal name. (R. B. D.)

Ilmawi (own name; from ilma, ‘river’). A tribe of the Achomawi division of the Shastan family, formerly living on the s. side of Pit r., opposite Ft Crook, Shasta co., Cal.

Imiche. A Californian tribe cited several times and mentioned once as on Kaweah r., Cal., which location, if correct, would make it part of the Mariposan stock. The Wimilchi of Kings r. may have been meant.

Immahal. A former Chumashan village in Ventura co., Cal., “not far from José Carrillo’s rancho” in 1856. Taylor in Cal. Farmer, May 4, 1860.

Inajalaihu. A former Chumashan village near Santa Barbara, Cal. Bancroft, Nat. Races, i, 459, 1874.

Inam. The best known village of the upper division of the Karok, speaking the Karakuka dialect. Situated on Klamath r., at or near the mouth of Clear cr., N. w. Cal. It was the scene of the Deer skin dance and of an annual “world-making” ceremony. (A. L. K.)

Inojey. A former Chumashan village near Santa Barbara, Cal. Taylor in Cal. Farmer, Apr. 24, 1863.

Inomassi. A former Diegueno rancheria belonging to San Miguel de la Frontera mission, w. coast of Lower California, about lat. 32° 10′. Taylor in Cal. Farmer, May 18, 1860.

Inotuks. Given as a Karok village on Klamath r., Cal.; inhabited in 1860.

Intanto. A former Nishinam village in the valley of Bear r., Gal. Powers in Cont. N. A. Ethnol., iii, 316, 1877.

Intimbich. A Mono band in Mill Creek valley, some miles s. of its junction with Kings r., Cal.

Inyaha. A Diegueno village in w. San Diego co., Cal. Its inhabitants, who numbered 53 in 1883, 32 in 1891, and 42 in 1902, occupy a reservation comprising 280 acres of poor land, which has been patented to them.

Ionata. Apparently two former Chumashan villages connected with Santa Inez mission, Santa Barbara co., Cal.

Ipec. A former Chumashan village near Santa Barbara mission, Cal. Taylor in Cal. Farmer, Apr. 24, 1863.

Iratae. A village, presumably Costanoan, formerly connected with San Juan Bautista mission, Cal. Taylor in Cal. Farmer, Nov. 23, 1860.

Iruwaitsu (Iruai′tsu, Scott valley people). One of the 4 divisions of the main body of Shasta, living in Scott valley, Siskiyou co., Cal. In 1851 the entire Indian population of Scott valley occupied 7 villages and was estimated by Gibbs ( Schoolcraft, Ind. Tribes, in, 171, 1853) to number 420. One of these settlements was apparently Watsaghika.

Isanthcogna. A former Gabrieleno rancheria in Los Angeles co., Cal., at a locality later called Mission Vieja. Ried (1852) quoted by Hoffman in Bull. Essex Inst, xvii, 2, 1885.

Isha. A former populous Chumashan village near San Pedro, Ventura co., Cal.

Ishgua. A former Chumashan village located by Taylor near the mouth of Saticoy r., Ventura co., Cal. Perhaps the same as Isha.

Ishipishi. A Karok village on the w. bank of Klamath r., N. w. Cal., a mile above the mouth of the Salmon, opposite Katimin, and, like it, burned by the whites in 1852.

Ishwidip. A Karok village on Klamath r., Cal., inhabited in 1860.

Islyamen. A village w. of the Tlaamen and N. of Texada id., on the mainland of British Columbia. Brit. Col. map, Ind. Aff., Victoria, 1872.

Ismuracanes. One of the tribes formerly connected with San Carlos mission, near Monterey, Cal. Galiano, Relacion, 164, 1802.

Itaes. A former Chumashan rancheria connected with Dolores mission, San Francisco, Cal. Taylor in Cal. Farmer, Oct. 18, 1861.

Itaywiy. A former Luiseño village in the neighborhood of San Luis Rey mission, s. Cal. Taylor in Cal. Farmer, May 11, 1860.

Iticha. A Yokuts (Mariposan) tribe on Kings r., Cal., below the Choinimni and above the Wichikik.

Ituc. A former Chumashan village near Santa Barbara, Cal. Taylor in Cal. Farmer, Apr. 24, 1863.

Itukemuk. A former Luiseno village in the neighborhood of San Luis Rey mission, s. Cal. Taylor in Cal. Farmer, May 11, 1860.

Iyis. A Karok village on Klamath r., Cal., inhabited in 1860.



MLA Source Citation:

Hodge, Frederick Webb, Compiler. The Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Bureau of American Ethnology, Government Printing Office. 1906. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 23 July 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/i-california-indian-villages-towns-and-settlements.htm - Last updated on Oct 14th, 2013


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