Native American Tribes Nations and Confederacies: Hoopa

The Hoopa were a native American tribe whose language belongs to the Athabascan branch of the Nadene linguistic stock. In the 19th century they occupied the valley of the Trinity River from Hoopa valley to the Klamath River in California.

Their cedar-planked houses, dugout canoes, basket hats, and many elements in their mythology identify them with the Northwest Coast culture, however, some of their customs, for example, the use of a sweat house for ceremonies and the manufacture of acorn bread, set them apart.

In 1864 the U.S. government established a small reservation, where many Hoopa now reside with their neighbors, the Yurok. In 1990 there were 2,400 Hoopa in the United States.




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