Dapishul, California

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Dapishul is a former Pomo settlement in Mendocino County, California,[1] one of a number of Pomo settlements catalogued by Stephen Powers.[2] It was located in Redwood Valley; its precise location was near Mariposa creek and the Russian River on the eastern bank above the flood plain.[1] In the language of the Pomo, "dapishul" means "high sun", referring a location that is cool and shaded by canyon walls, with the sun only visible when it is high in the sky.[3]


  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Dapishul, California
  2. ^ Hodge, Frederick Webb, ed. (1910), Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico, Part 2, Bulletin of the Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology, 30, p. 277
  3. ^ Barrett, Samuel Alfred (1908), The Ethno-geography of the Pomo and Neighboring Indians, University of California Publications in American Archaeology and Ethnology, 1, University of California Press, p. 144