Yuki people

Native American group in California, United States
(Redirected from Yuki tribe)

The Yuki are a Native American group of California. Their traditional territory is around Round Valley, in what is now Mendocino County. The Yuki call themselves the Ukomno'm, meaning "Valley People." European Americans learned and adopted the name "Yuki" from the their neighbours, the Nomlaki, who called them "enemy" in the Wintu language. "Yuki" is an exonym, a name by another group.

Yuki people
Yuki men at the Nome Cult Farm, ca. 1858
Total population
Regions with significant populations
 United States ( California)
English, formerly Yuki language
Related ethnic groups
Wappo people


  1. "California Indians and Their Reservations: Yuki Indians." San Diego State University Library and Information. Retrieved 23 October 2012.