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A North American tribe residing in the northwestern peninsula of present day California during 15th and 16th century.  The Pikkah territory was a stretched approximately 5 miles along the coast of the northern peninsula, called Yayarea. Pikkahs were a carnivorous relying on hunting and fishing for their food. The entire Pikkah tribe was approximately 2500 men and women. The men of the tribe served as hunters and warriors. The women of the tribe served as fishers and educators. In the Pikkah culture, the most lethal warrior serves as the Chief. The chief was responsible for commanding the army, leading hunting groups, and enforcing authority. Pikkahs were larger than the average humans, which made them excellent warriors. Pikkah fossils found in the northern regions of California show that the average Pikkah height was 7 feet 4 inches. The average head size is twice the size the average human’s, measuring 17 inches in circumference.


In 1544, Spanish explorers discovered the Pikkah tribe when sailing the California coast. When the first Spanish crew landed on the shores of Yayarea, the Pikkah chief and a small group of his warriors greeted them peacefully. When the Spanish discovered there were large gold deposits in Yayarea, they began destructing the land; forcing the Pikkah tribe out of their territory. In 1545, the Pikkahs revolted against the Spanish settlers to reclaim their territory, in the War at Yayarea. The revolt lasted for 3 weeks before the Spanish settlers surrendered. The Chief exiled the Spanish, sending them sailing down the coast. The exiled Spanish settlers returned to their territories in New Spain (present day Mexico) to inform the others of the gold in Yayarea. In 1547, the Spanish returned to Yayarea in attempt to conquer the territory, in what is known as the Great Gold War.  Upon the arrival to Yayarea, the Spanish were met by the entire Pikkah army. The Pikkahs were outnumbered 10:1. The war lasted 3 days and resulted in the extinction of the Pikkah tribe.