Mono-Paviotso Indians

Mono-Paviotso Indians. One of the three great dialectic groups into which the Shoshoneans of the great plateau are distinguished. It includes the Mono of south east California, the Paviotso, or “Paiute,” of west Nevada, and the “Snakes” and Saidyuka of east Oregon. Part of the Bannock may be related to these, but the eastern Bannock have affinities with the Ute.
The bands which seem to have formed the social unit of these people were each under one chief, and several of these are said to have been united into confederacies, such as the “Paviotso confederacy,” but it is doubtful whether the relations existing between the constituent parts should properly be so termed.

The bands or divisions mentioned within the area occupied by this group are the following: Agaivanuna, Genega’s band, Hadsapoke’s band, Holkoma, Hoonebooey, Intimbich, Itsaatiaga, Kaidatoiabie, Kaivanungavidukw, Koeats, Kokoheba, Kosipatuwiwagaiyu, Kotsava, Koyuhow, Kuhpattikutteh, Kuyuidika, Laidukatuwiwait, Lohim, Loko, Nahaego, Nim, Nogaie, Odukeo’s band, Olanche, Oualuck’s band, Pagantso, Pagwiho, Pamitoy, Pavuwiwuyuai, Petenegowat, Petodseka, Piattuiabbe, Poatsituhtikuteh, Poskesa, San Joaquins’ band, Sawagativa, Shobarboobeer, Sunananahogwa, Temoksee, Togwingani, Tohaktivi, Toiwait, Tonawitsowa, Tonoyiet’s band, Toquimas, To Repe’s band, Tosarke’s band, Tsapakah, Tubianwapu, Tupustikutteh Tuziyammos, Wahi’s band, Wahtatkin, Walpapi, Warartika, Watsequeorda’s band, Winnemucca’s band Wokshi, Yahuskin, and Yammostuwiwagaiya. Numaltachi, given a a village on Tuolomne river, California, may be in reality be another band.

From figures given in the report of the Indian office for 1903 it would appear that the total number in this division is in the neighborhood of 5,400.


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

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