In What Type of Dwellings Did the Pomo Indians Live?

The Pomo Indians, who originally lived in what is now modern-day California along the northern Pacific coast, lived in wickiups. These homes were constructed from reeds, redwood brushes, mud and frames made from wooden poles.

The Pomo lived in small hunter-gatherer migratory groups, or bands, rather than belonging to a large politically linked and unified tribe. A Pomo chief governed each band. The common bonds of a Pomo band were lineage, geography and marriage. Although nomadic, the bands tended to stay at one location for an extended length of time before moving on.

At the peak of their population at the end of the 1700s, the Pomo are believed to have numbered about 8,000. As of 2015, the population is estimated to be about 4,500.