The Maidu Indians had two different kinds of dwellings where they lived on the eastern tributaries of the Sacramento River. The tribe would traditionally live in small village groups, and some in the mountains. There were bill dwellings, mountain people, and pit houses/brush shelters. These were pole-formed, brush or skin covered houses in summer and brush shelters in the winter.
Today, the Maidu Indians live in a place in California called Greenville Rancherias Reserve. It serves Maidu Indians and supplies them. The Greenville Rancherias was initially donated as a "safe zone" for Indian people Fromm Euro-American settlers in the 1800's. Greenville Rancherias has a Tribal Protection agency to preserve natural resources for nature to grow without man-made hazards.