The Hupa had numerous food resources within their territory. They got their meat from deer and elk from the surrounding forests. Berries and nuts could also be taken from many trees and shrubs in the forests. The Trinity River provided various species of fish such as eel, salmon and sturgeon.
Many Hupa children like to go hunting and fishing with their fathers. In the past, Indian children had more chores and less time to play, just like colonial children. But they had toys and games. A Hupa game was the hand game.
Hupa, North American Indians who lived along the lower Trinity River in what is now California and spoke Hupa, an Athabaskan language. Culturally, the Hupa combined aspects of the Pacific Northwest Indians and the California Indians.
The Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation has a resident population of 2,633 people.
as of the 2000 census
Definition of Hupa
1a : an Athapascan people of Trinity River Valley, California. b : a member of such people.
They traded with the Yurok to their west and north redwood dugout canoes, fish, seaweed, and dentalia shells, which the Yurok in turn had received from the Tolowa, which the Hupa traded to the Shasta together with acorns, baskets and salt. The Hupa traded hides and acorns for Yurok goods.
Their culture combined aspects of California Indians and Northwest Coast Indians. The Hupa spent most of the year in villages with single-family houses made of cedar planks. Women and children slept in these houses, while the men and older boys slept in separate buildings called sweat lodges.
The Hupa built their houses from cedar or fir planks, which they cut from tree trunks. The boards were set upright in a rectangular shape surrounding a pit that had been dug to form the interior of the house. A deeper spot in the middle of the pit was lined with stones so that a fire could be made there.
They traditionally lived along the lower Trinity River, particularly in the Hoopa Valley. The valley is about 100 miles south of the California-Oregon border. The Hupa share cultural traits with other California Indians and Northwest Coast Indians.
The Trinity River flows north through the center of the reservation to the Klamath River, which flows northwest near the northern boundary of the Hoopa Valley Reservation. Nearly 3,000 people live within the reserve boundary, including approximately 2,500 tribal members.
Today, the Chumash population is estimated at 5,000 members. Many current members can trace their ancestry back to the five islands of Channel Islands National Park.
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American settlers first encountered the Hupa Indians when they entered the Hoopa Valley in search of gold and furs in the mid-19th century. At that time, the tribe was led by a chief known as Ahrookoos, a position bestowed on the basis of wealth that could be passed from father to son.