History of the Hupa People

History of the Hupa People

There are 25 comments on the Eureka Times Standard story from Apr 2, 2010, titled History of the Hupa People. In it, Eureka Times Standard reports that:

Kristin Freeman and Mary Campbell will present "Hupa People in Contemporary America: Holding the Past and Facing the Future," at the Humboldt County Historical Society program meeting at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the first-floor conference room of the Humboldt County Library, 1313 Third St.

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CA NDN

Houston, TX

#1 Apr 2, 2010
The Hupa’s speak a northern Alaska (Athabaskan) Na-Dene language as the
Navajo’s in Arizona, both Athabaskan Deneh. They left their motherland for the south in the 15th century. Notice their elders look much like the ones in Alaska, the same facial features.
Steve Barber

Six Rivers Ntl Forest, CA

#2 Apr 2, 2010
CA NDN - the Hupa people have been on their aboriginal territory for over 12,000 years. That part was left off Wikipedia, where you got this garbage. There has been carbon samples taken from differnet ceremonial places on in Hupa and they came back older than 10,000 years old. Obviously older than the 15th century info you are trying to pass off as fact. The fact they still partake in their ceremonies in the same lcoations of their ancestors says alot about how their culture has survived over the many centuries.
Not that gullible

AOL

#3 Apr 2, 2010
We are taught that the Hupa people have lived here for over 12,000 years in peace and harmony with their neigbhors.

If it were true, it would be a miracle.

But it isn't true at all. Is it?
Not that gullible

AOL

#4 Apr 2, 2010
Where are all the stories of the Hupa ancestors recalling their successful conflicts with other tribes? Every human society has such stories. Are we supposed to believe the Hupa people alone, of all the people on earth, have never engaged in warfare, theft, or violence?
abba

Whitehouse, TX

#5 Apr 2, 2010
I wonder what civilization as we know it today (both the good and bad) would be like if Native Americans would have stayed in charge?
Keeping in mind they did a lot of killing of each other as well and even if the Hupa were basically peaceful they would have eventually been attacked by some other, stronger warrior tribe(s).
BUCK O-FAMA

United States

#6 Apr 2, 2010
The meaning of life IS history. If you think about it, history is what happened 5 seconds or 5 thousand years ago.

How you feel at this VERY MOMENT, is usually defined by what happened just moments ago, or, if a big event, bad or good, happened recently.

Point being that the hupa's should be proud of their past, but really, dwelling on it seems to cause them more pain than pleasure...sort of like the blackmans plight.

Get over the bad, move onto the new....the present legacy they are leaving is one of drug and alchohol abuse....which...will be...their recent history. Sadly.
Eureka

San Lorenzo, CA

#7 Apr 2, 2010
I love Hoopa, its like traveling to a third world except the people there hate you even more.
Steve Barber

Six Rivers Ntl Forest, CA

#8 Apr 2, 2010
Teh Hupa's engaged in disputes, but only after "settling up," didnt work. The valley was a main stopping point for neighboring tribes on their trading routes. There are trials that leave Hoopa that reach as far away as Mt. Shasta to the east and the Humboldt bay to the west. They would trade with most North California and Southern Oregon Tribes; but yes you are correct they did engage in some war fare with Tribes who attackedtraders, or on occassion attacked Hupa villages. Man is never free from war, but the Na:tini:xwe people (hupa) only went to war as a last resort, not as the means to an end.

If Tribes still had control things would be COMPLETELY different. They didnt have homeless, or class systems. People were judged on their abilities to contribute to society not on the color of their skin. In fact they were the ones that started universal health care (which was free).
Steve Barber

Six Rivers Ntl Forest, CA

#9 Apr 2, 2010
Well Eureka that is your opinion and Hoopa has its bad element; but so does Eureka, McKinleyville, Rio Dell, Scotia, etc. So what is your point? The people i know from Hoopa dont hate outsiders, they just hate douchebags and idiots, who hide behind a fake smile. sound familiar?
pc cop

United States

#10 Apr 2, 2010
Posts #5 & 6......now you've done it. You have offened someone.
abba

Whitehouse, TX

#11 Apr 2, 2010
Yes they had a great health care plan. What was the basic yearsw of life for them then? I rteally don't know but I suspect it was less than 50 on average.
As for completely different, consider how difficult it's been for so many to come into today's civilization. They would probably still be living in tepees, hogans, caves, etc while waiting for other civilized nations to come and beat up on the.

What happened, happened and it would happen now as well.
The strong take land and resources from the weak eventually.
upriver indian

Fort Jones, CA

#13 Apr 2, 2010
All us upriver indians know the Hupa's stole our women back in the day. That is partially why they are such beautiful people.

To honor the past is to honor the present and the future. You cannot imagine the ancient connections that tribal folk feel by remembering and honoring the past. Connections to earth and ancestor that no words in english were ever made to describe. To be able to reach for the stars one must be firmly planted on the ground with their roots!
andronomous

United States

#15 Apr 2, 2010
FU Mr. Wayne. Go wack your member.
BUCK O-FAMA

United States

#16 Apr 2, 2010
upriver indian wrote:
All us upriver indians know the Hupa's stole our women back in the day. That is partially why they are such beautiful people.
To honor the past is to honor the present and the future. You cannot imagine the ancient connections that tribal folk feel by remembering and honoring the past. Connections to earth and ancestor that no words in english were ever made to describe. To be able to reach for the stars one must be firmly planted on the ground with their roots!
With a little help from Peyote and "roundeyes" firewater.....of course!
truthful 1

Eugene, OR

#17 Apr 2, 2010
Eureka,
That's funny.
And isn't the spelling Hoopa? Or have we been upgraded to a more politically correct spelling?
I grew up in Humboldt County and have been to Hoopa several times. Have I been misled by the imperialist, capitalist, hateful white man?
And I remember when Indians...I mean Native Americans were a part of the community and enjoyed sharing their lifestyle and incorporating both cultures to be a content and honest people.
I also remember "Squaw Rock" on Hiway 101. It is now called something else that is less offensive.
I have to say, I will always remember it Squaw Rock. No offense intended.

“HENCHMAN OF JUSTICE”

Since: Dec 07

McKinleyville

#18 Apr 3, 2010
I went, I saw,

Miss Campbell kicked arse. She even had a sister (very beautiful smile too) visit from Lakota nation (South Dakota) come visit, I believe she inferred. Excellent presentation. Apparantly, Mr. Arkley owns a sacred Hupa site. Maybe, hell give it back?

Jeffrey Lytle
McKinleyville - 5th District
fun time

Whitehouse, TX

#19 Apr 3, 2010
I do have a question about a lot of the Native sites throughout America that have popped up only when non native people want to use it or have owned it for years and then want to sell or build.
All at once some tribe comes out of the woodwork and starts making it a long ago sacred site. This has happened often, nothing said over the years and then zap, we want our land back.
I suspect there is a lot of BS going on. It's easy for them to claim what they claim considering over 500 yrs ago it was all theirs.
Big deal, they lost the crazy Euros won and now it's 500 plus yrs later.
Incidently I am part Native American and I do believe that some of their claims are for real but not all.
dumb dumb

Long Beach, CA

#23 Feb 8, 2011
all horrible and very terrible!! guess so who ever wrote this was a dodo dumb person jajajajaja
cuh

Long Beach, CA

#24 Feb 8, 2011
nananaaa all these comments dont look like coments so thier all terrible jajaja just kiddin 'round,jiijiji
Dr Dean Nelston

San Francisco, CA

#25 Feb 8, 2011
The Hupa used to eat their ancestry in the act of cannibalism. They were as sub-human back then as they are now.

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