Native American Indian Facts

Yurok Indian Facts

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Yurok Indian - Introduction

The Native American tribe who has called Northern California home for centuries are called the Yurok Indians. When translated, the name means "downriver" in their native Yurok language. In 1849, Northern California quickly became a place where gold seekers rushed to find their fortunes. When non-Indians began invading their land, it devastated the Yurok population. Two main reasons why they lost what amounts to three-fourths of their population are because of disease from outsiders and brutal attacks on their tribe. Interesting information about the Yurok Indians has been broken down into a list of facts below.

Yurok Tribe Historical Facts

Yurok Tribe Interesting Facts