- Saste, Hale in U. S. Expl. Exp., VI, 218, 569, 1846.
Gallatin in Trans. Am. Eth. Soc., II, pt. 1, c, 77, 1848.
Berghaus (1851), Physik. Atlas, map 17, 1852. Buschmann, Spuren
der aztek. Sprache, 572, 1859.
- Shasty, Hale in U.S. Expl. Exp., VI, 218, 1846 (= Saste).
Buschmann, Spuren der aztek. Sprache, 573, 1859 (= Saste).
- Shasties, Hale in U.S. Expl. Exp., VI, 199, 569, 1846 (=
Saste). Berghaus (1851), Physik. Atlas, map 17, 1852.
- Shasti, Latham, Nat. Hist. Man, 325, 1850 (southwest of
Lutuami). Latham in Proc. Philolog. Soc., Lond., VI, 82, 1854.
Latham, ibid, 74, 1856. Latham, Opuscula, 310, 341, 1860 (allied
to both Shoshonean and Shahaptian families). Latham, El. Comp.
Phil., 407, 1862.
- Shaste, Gibbs in Schoolcraft, Ind. Tribes, III, 422, 1853
(mentions Watsa-he’-wa, a Scott’s River band).
- Sasti, Gallatin in Schoolcraft, Ind. Tribes, III, 402, 1853
- Shasta, Powell in Cont. N.A. Eth., III, 607, 1877. Gatschet
in Mag. Am. Hist., 164, 1877. Gatschet in Beach, Ind. Misc.,
- Shas-ti-ka, Powers in Cont. N.A. Eth., III, 243, 1877.
- Shasta, Gatschet in Mag. Am. Hist., 164, 1877 (= Shasteecas).
- Shasta, Bancroft, Nat. Races, III, 565, 1882 (includes
Palaik, Watsahewah, Shasta).
- Klamath, Keane, App. Stanford’s Comp. (Cent. and So. Am.),
475, 1878 (contains Shastas of present family).
Derivation: The single tribe upon the language of which Hale
based his name was located by him to the southwest of the
Klamath tribes. He calls the tribe indifferently Shasties or
Shasty, but the form applied by him to the family (see pp. 218, 569)
is Saste, which accordingly is the one taken.
The former territory of the Sastean family is the region drained by
the Klamath River and its tributaries from the western base of the
Cascade range to the point where the Klamath flows through the ridge
of hills east of Happy Camp, which forms the boundary between the
Sastean and the Quoratean families. In addition to this region of
the Klamath, the Shasta extended over the Siskiyou range northward
as far as Ashland, Oregon.
Indian Linguistic Families of America North of Mexico, 1891