Hupa Indians - California Indian Tribes - The original Hupa Indians resided in different regions of Northwestern California. Many of their descendants currently live on the Hoopa Valley Reservation. Their traditional houses were made of redwood or cedar.
Top) Traditional home of the Hoopa people called a “Xonta.” It is made from Port Orford Cedar planks, which are fitted like a puzzle and contain no nails. (Above) The Trinity River flows from one end of the HVIR to the other. The fish that inhibit the Trinity are an important food source to the Hoopa people. The Hoopa Tribal FMP (Forest Management Plan) contains many provisions for protecting the quality of this river. LBD