Konomihu Indians


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The Konomihu was the most divergent of the Shastan group of tribes of the Hokan linguistic family.

Konomihu Indians. Their own name, significance unknown.

Location. Territory centering about the forks of Salmon River.

Villages. The principal Konomihu village, called, apparently by the Karok, Shamnam, was between the forks of Salmon River in Siskiyou County, on the right aide of the south branch just above the junction.

Population. Together with the Chimariko, New River Shasta, and Okwanuchu, the Konomihu are estimated by Kroeber (1925) to have numbered about 1,000 in 1770; they are not now enumerated separately from the Shasta, of whom 844 were returned in 1930.