Shasta. the native people of northern california and southern oregon consist of several tribes, known as the shasta nation, the modoc tribe, the wintu tribe, and the pitt river tribe.The pictures listed in this leaflet portray native americans, their homes and activities. they have been selected from pictorial records deposited in the national archives by government agencies, principally the bureau of indian affairs, the bureau of american ethnology, and the united states army. Over one hundred photographs from the renowned kurt koegler collection of native american portraits taken between the end of the civil war and the end of world war are featured in this powerful compendium depicting proud and defeated people. Geoff mangum’guide to native american history & culture. prehistory, contact to the end of the indian wars, and modern days. this webpage features north america before the europeans, and during the ensuing four centuries () of european dispossession of the native populations by violence and deceit, euphemistically termed “the clash of cultures”, and with modern information on tribes .