131125-02 Pit River Burden Basket, c. 1890
14" x 18"
Large conical burden basket in excellent condition.
The Pit River Tribe is a federally recognized tribe of eleven bands of indigenous peoples of California. They primarily live along the Pit River in the northeast corner of California. Their name also is spelled as "Pitt River" in historical records. The eleven bands of the Pit River Tribe speak the closely related languages: Achumawi and Atsugewi. These are both Palaihnihan languages, believed to belong to the Hokan language family.