Masut, California

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Masut (also, Ma-su-ta-kea and Masu-ta-kaya) was a former Pomo settlement in Mendocino County, California,[1] It was located 3 miles (4.8 km) northwest of Calpella.[1] The same name was also given to a band of the Pomo people associated with the settlement.

The Masut Pomo are known to have traveled widely,[2] sometimes traveling as far as 50 miles to Clear Lake to quarry obsidian and magnesite with the permission of other Pomo who owned the quarries there.[3]


  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Masut, California
  2. ^ Basgall, Mark E. (Summer 1979), "To Trade, or Not to Trade: a Pomo Example", Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology, 1 (1): 178–182, JSTOR 27824954
  3. ^ Heizer, R. F.; Treganza, A. E. (December 1971), "Mines and quarries of the Indians of California", The California Indians, University of California Press, pp. 346–359, doi:10.1525/9780520340497-029