Coast Yuki


Language: Yukian
Family: Yukian
Stock: Yukian
Phylum: Macro-Penutian
Macro-Culture: Central California
Speakers None      
The Coast Yuki were a sedentary hunter/ gatherer tribe. They occupied the coast from Cleone to about Rockport and inland to the ridges before the Eel River. The tribe was destroyed by gold rush era miners and settlers. There may be a few descendants in the area of Round Valley.
Aboriginal Locations
29 villages
Present Locations
Extinct as a culture
Year History
1850 Gold rush, miners and settlers encroached into territory
1862 Squatters took over 80% of Round Valley Reservation killing many of tribe
1871 Episcopal mission, day school at Round Valley
Year Population Source
1700 500 NAHDB calculation
1770 500 Kroeber estimate
1800 500 NAHDB calculation
1900 0 NAHDB calculation
1910 15 Census
1926 4 Gifford estimate
2000 0 NAHDB calculation
Other speakers of the same language:
Huchnom, Yuki
Coast Yuki Sites
Coast Yuki
Cottoneva Lumber Company
Cultural Position of the Coast Yuki
Culture and Ethnobotany
History of Some Native American Tribes Which Have Chinese DNA
Mendocino Names
Thomas Layton:  Anthropologist Investigating the Coast Yuki
The Redwood Empire
Ten Mile Coastal Trail: A Brief History
Yuki Indian Tribe
Yuki Language
Yuki Linguistic Lineage
Yuki - SFSU Narrative
Last updated 06/27/07  Copyright 2007 by Four Directions Press