This tribal spotlight of the Konkow Valley Band of Maidu Indians was written by Taylor Pennewell of Redbud Resource Group, as told by Matthew (Gramps) Williford Sr. of the Konkow Valley Band of Maidu. It was produced by American Whitewater as part of the California Rivers through Native Eyes project highlighting tribal stewardship of and connection to rivers across the state.
The Konkow Valley Band of Maidu Indians are a California State Native American Community tribe whose traditional territory loosely ranges from Belden, California in what is now Plumas Country, down Table Mountain in Butte County. Since time immemorial, community members lived and thrived in much of the areas lining highway 70 in the Plumas National Forest. Territorial boundaries are shared with the Time Maidu, Mechoopda Maidu, and the Mountain Maidu communities. As original stewards of the land and waterways, tribal leadership works tirelessly to protect, restore, and advocate for the cultural resources of the region.