Kumbatuash Tribe

Kumbatuash Indians. The native name of the inhabitants of Kumbat, a rocky tract of land southwest of Tule or Rhett Lake, California, extending from the lake shore to the Lava beds. These people are a mixture of Klamath Lake and Modoc Indians, and are said to have separated from these after 1830.

Alternate Spellings

  • Cum-ba-twas – Meacham, Wigwam and Warpath, 577, 1875.
  • Gumbatkni – Gatschet in Cont. N. A. Ethnol., II, pt. II, 160 1890.
  • Kumbatkni – Ibid.
  • Kumbatuash – Ibid.
  • Kumbatuashkni – Ibid.
  • Kum-batwash – Ibid., pt. I, XXXIV, 1890.
  • Hock Indians – Meacham, op. cit., 010.

Collection:
Hodge, Frederick Webb, Compiler. The Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Bureau of American Ethnology, Government Printing Office. 1906.

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