The ancestral village of the MikćɁapdo was located on Little Butte Creek, less than 4 miles south of downtown Chico. The people of Mechoopda survived based on strategies, technologies and knowledge associated with a "hunting and gathering" economy. Today, the Mechoopda Indian Tribe is a federally recognized tribe comprised of 560 Tribal Members and governed by a Tribal Council elected by the General Membership. We welcome you to learn more about our people, history and culture.
MikćɁapdo oral literature is replete with myths recounting the origin of nearly every aspect of life in the world, including the establishment of culture. READ MORE