California Native American Tribes

California Native American Tribes

Posted By Paul G July 29th, 2011 Last Updated on: July 29th, 2011

Aaron R. Townsend (Chairman)
Fort Bidwell Paiute Indian Reservation
Address Fort Bidwell CA 96112 Phone: (530) 279-6310Fax: (530) 279-2233
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Allen E. Lawson (Chairman)
San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission Indians
Address Valley Center CA 92082 Phone: (760) 749-3200Fax: (760) 749-3876:
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Anthony Jack (Chairman)
Big Valley Band of Pomo Indians
Address Lakeport CA 95453 Phone: (707) 263-3924Fax: (707) 263-3977:
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Anthony Madrigal, Jr. (Chairman)
Cahuilla Band of Mission Indians
Address Anza CA 92539-1760 Phone: (909) 763-5549Fax: (909) 763-2808
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Arch Super (Chairman)
Karuk Tribe
Address Happy Camp CA 96039 Phone: (530) 493-1600Fax: (530) 493-5322:
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Barbara Murphy (Chairperson)
Redding Rancheria
Address Redding CA 96001 Phone: (530) 242-4502Fax: (530) 241-1879
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Bobby L. Barrett (Tribal Chairman)
Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians
Address Alpine CA 91903 Phone: (619) 445-3810Fax: (619) 445-5337:
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Carl Dahlberg (Chairman)
Fort Independence Indian Community of Paiute Indians
Address Independence CA 93526 Phone: (760) 878-2126Fax: (760) 878-2311:
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Charles Wood (Chairman)
Chemehuevi Indian Tribe
Address Havasu Lake CA 92362 Phone: (760) 858-4301Fax: (760) 858-5400:
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Charlotte Baker (Chairperson)
Bridgeport Paiute Indian Colony
Address Bridgeport CA 93517 Phone: (760) 932-7083Fax: (760) 932-7846
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Cherie Rhoades (Chairperson)
Cedarville Rancheria
Address Alturas CA 96101 Phone: (530) 233-3969Fax: (530) 233-4776
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Chris C. Devers (Chairman)
Pauma Band of Luiseno Mission Indians
Address Pauma Valley CA 92061 Phone: (760) 742-1289Fax: (760) 742-3422
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Christy Taylor (Chairperson)
Cahto Indian Tribe of the Laytonville Rancheria
Address Laytonville CA 95454 Phone: (707) 984-6197Fax: (707) 984-6201
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Clarence Atwell (Tribal Chairman)
Santa Rosa Rancheria Tachi Tribe
Address Lemoore CA 93245 Phone: (559) 924-1278Fax: (559) 924-3583:
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Claudia Brundin (Tribal Chairperson)
Blue Lake Rancheria
Address Blue Lake CA 95525-0428 Phone: (707) 668-5101Fax: (707) 668-4272
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Dale A. Miller (Chairman)
Elk Valley Rancheria
Address Crescent City CA 95531 Phone: (707) 464-4680Fax: (707) 465-2638:
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Daniel D. Beltran (Chairman)
Lower Lake Rancheria
Address Healdsburg CA 95448 Phone: (707)-575-5586Fax: (707)-575-5586
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Daniel Tucker (Spokesperson)
Sycuan Band of Kumeyaay Nation
Address El Cajon CA 92019 Phone: (619) 445-2613Fax: (619) 445-1927
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Darrell Mike (Chairman)
Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians
Address Coachella CA 92236 Phone: (760) 775-5566Fax: (760) 863-2449
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DeAnn Roberts (Chairwoman)
Woodfords Colony
Address Markleeville CA 96120 Phone: (530) 694-2170Fax: (530) 694-1890
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Dennis Ramirez (Chairman)
Mechoopda Indian Tribe
Address Chico CA 95926 Phone: (530) 899-8922Fax: (530) 899-8517:
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Donald Arnold (Tribal Chairman)
Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians
Address Lakeport CA 95453 Phone: (707) 263-4220Fax: (707) 263-4345
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Elaine Patterson (Chairperson)
Cortina Indian Rancheria of Wintun Indians
Address Williams CA 95987 Phone: (530) 473-3274Fax: (530) 743-3301
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Elizabeth D. Kipp (Chairperson)
Big Sandy Rancheria of Mono Indians
Address Auberry CA 93602 Phone: (559) 855-4003Fax: (559) 855-4129:
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Elizabeth Hansen (Chairperson)
Redwood Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians
Address Redwood Valley CA 95470-9526 Phone: (707) 485-0361Fax: (707) 485-5726
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Erica Kellison (Chairperson)
Greenville Rancheria of Maidu Indians
Address Greenville CA 95947 Phone: (530) 284-7990Fax: (530) 284-6612:
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Everett Freeman (Tribal Chairman)
Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians
Address Orland CA 95963 Phone: (530) 865-2010Fax: (530) 865-1870
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Francine Kupsch (Spokeswoman )
Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians
Address Warner Springs CA 92086 Phone: (760) 782-0711Fax: (760) 782-2701
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Gail Green (Chairwoman)
Wiyot Tribe
Address Loleta CA 95551 Phone: (707) 733-5055Fax: (707) 733-5601:
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Garth Sunberg (Chairman)
Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria
Address Trinidad CA 95570 Phone: (707) 677-0211Fax: (707) 677-3921
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Gary W. Archuleta (Tribal Chairman)
Mooretown Rancheria of Maidu Indians
Address Oroville CA 95966 Phone: (530) 533-3625Fax: (530) 533-3680
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Glenda Nelson (Chairperson)
Enterprise Rancheria of Estom Yumeka Maidu
Address Oroville CA 95966 Phone: (530) 532-9214Fax: (530) 532-1768:
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Greg Sarris (Chairman)
Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria
Address Rohnert Park CA 94928-2341 Phone: (707) 566-2288Fax: (707) 566-2291:
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Gwendolyn Parada (Chairperson)
La Posta Band of Diegueno Mission Indians
Address Boulevard CA 91905 Phone: (619) 478-2113Fax: (619) 478-2125
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Harvey Hopkins (Chairman)
Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians
Address Geyserville CA 95441 Phone: (707) 473-2178Fax: (707) 473-2171:
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James Edwards (Chairman)
Tyme Maidu Tribe – Berry Creek Rancheria
Address Oroville CA 95966 Phone: (530) 534-3859Fax: (530) 534-1151
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James Ramos (Tribal Chairman)
San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians
Address Patton CA 92369 Phone: (909) 864-8933Fax: (909) 864-3370
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Jessica Jim (Chairperson)
Pit River Tribe
Address Burney CA 96013 Phone: (530) 335-5421Fax: (530) 335-3140
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Jessica Tavares (Chairperson)
United Auburn Indian Community
Address Rocklin CA 95765 Phone: (916) 663-3720Fax: (916) 663-3727
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Joe Kennedy (Chairman)
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe
Address Death Valley CA 92328-0206 Phone: (760) 786-2374Fax: (760) 786-2376
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John A. James (Tribal Chairman)
Cabazon Band of Mission Indians
Address Indio CA 92203 Phone: (760) 342-2593Fax: (760) 347-7880
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John Feliz, Jr. (Chairman)
Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians
Address Redwood Valley CA 95470 Phone: (707) 485-8723Fax: (707) 485-1247:
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Johnny Hernandez (Chairman)
Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno Mission Indians
Address Santa Ysabel CA 92070 Phone: (760) 765-0846Fax: (760) 765-0320
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Jose Simon, III (Chairman)
Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians
Address Middletown CA 95461 Phone: (707) 987-3670Fax: (707) 987-9091
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Joseph C. Saulque (Chairman)
Utu Utu Gwaitu Paiute Tribe of the Benton Paiute Reservation
Address Benton CA 93512 Phone: (760) 933-2321Fax: (760) 933-2412
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Judy E. Fink (Tribal Chairperson)
North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians
Address North Fork CA 93643 Phone: (559) 877-2461Fax: (559) 877-2467:
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Kara Brundin-Miller (Chairperson)
Smith River Rancheria
Address Smith River CA 95567-9446 Phone: (707) 487-9255Fax: (707) 487-0930
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Kevin A. Day (Tribal Chairman)
Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians
Address Tuolumne CA 95379 Phone: (209) 928-5300Fax: (209) 928-1677
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Leanne Walker-Grant (Chairperson)
Table Mountain Rancheria
Address Friant CA 93626 Phone: (559) 822-2587Fax: (559) 822-2693
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Leona L. Williams (Chairperson)
Pinoleville Pomo Nation
Address Ukiah CA 95482 Phone: (707) 463-1454Fax: (707) 463-6601
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Leonard Bowman (Tribal Chairman)
Bear River Band of Rohnerville Rancheria
Address Loleta CA 95551 Phone: (707) 733-1900Fax: (707) 733-1972
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Leonard E. Masten, Jr. (Tribal Chairman)
Hoopa Valley Tribe
Address Hoopa CA 95546 Phone: (530) 625-4211Fax: (530) 625-4594:
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Leroy J. Elliott (Chairman)
Manzanita Band of Diegueno Mission Indians
Address Boulevard CA 91905 Phone: (619) 766-4930Fax: (619) 766-4957
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Lloyd R. Mathieson (Chairman)
Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians
Address Jamestown CA 95327 Phone: (209) 984-4806Fax: (209) 984-5606
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Manuel Hamilton (Tribal Chairman )
Ramona Band
Address Anza CA 92539 Phone: (951) 763-4105Fax: (951) 763-4325
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Margaret Dalton (Chairperson)
Jackson Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians
Address Jackson CA 95642 Phone: (209) 223-1935Fax: (209) 223-5366
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Margie Mejia (Chairperson)
Lytton Rancheria
Address Santa Rosa CA 95401 Phone: (707) 575-5917Fax: (707) 575-6974
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Maria Tripp (Tribal Chairman)
Yurok Tribe
Address Klamath CA 99548 Phone: (707) 482-1350Fax: (707) 482-1373:
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Mark A. Macarro (Tribal Chairman )
Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians
Address Temecula CA 92593 Phone: (951) 676-2768Fax: (951) 695-1778
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Mark Romero (Chairman)
Mesa Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians
Address Santa Ysabel CA 92070 Phone: (760) 782-3818Fax: (760) 782-9029
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Marshall McKay (Chairman)
Rumsey Indian Rancheria of Wintun Indians
Address Brooks CA 95606 Phone: (530) 796-3400Fax: (530) 796-2143:
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Mary Ann Green (Chairperson)
Augustine Band of Cahuilla Indians
Address Coachella CA 92236 Phone: (760) 369-7171Fax: (760) 398-6280
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Mary L.
Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians
Address Thermal CA 92274 Phone: (760) 397-0300Fax: (760) 397-8146
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Matthew Franklin (Chairman)
Ione Band of Miwok Indians
Address Ione CA 95640 Phone: (209) 274-6753Fax: (209) 274-6636:
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Mayme Estrada (Tribal Chair)
Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Indians
Address Hemet CA 92546 Phone: (951) 658-5311Fax: (951) 658-6733
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Merlene Sanchez (Tribal Chairperson)
Guidiville Indian Rancheria
Address Talmage CA 95481 Phone: (707) 462-3682Fax: (707) 462-9183
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Michael Fitzgerral (Chairman)
Sherwood Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians
Address Willits CA 95490 Phone: (707) 459-9690Fax: (707) 459-6936
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Monique La Chappa (Chairwoman)
Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians
Address Campo CA 91906 Phone: (619) 478-9046Fax: (619) 478-5818:
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Monty J. Bengochia (Tribal Chairman)
Bishop Paiute Tribe
Address Bishop CA 93514 Phone: (760) 873-3584Fax: (760) 873-4143
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Morris Reid (Chairperson)
Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians
Address Coarsegold CA 93614 Phone: (559) 683-6633Fax: (559) 683-0599
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Nelson Pinola (Chairman)
Manchester Band of Pomo Indians
Address Point Arena CA 95468 Phone: (707) 882-2788Fax: (707) 882-3417
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Nicholas Fonseca (Chairman)
Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians
Address Shingle Springs CA 95682-1340 Phone: (530) 676-8010Fax: (530) 676-8033
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Patricia Hermosillo (Chairperson)
Cloverdale Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California
Address Cloverdale CA 95425 Phone: (707) 894-5775Fax: (707) 894-5727
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Phillip Del Rosa (Chairman)
Alturas Indian Rancheria
Address Alturas CA 96101 Phone: (530) 233-5571Fax: (530) 233-4165
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Ralph Sepulveda (Chairman)
Stewarts Point Rancheria
Address Santa Rosa CA 95403 Phone: (707) 591-0580Fax: (707) 591-0583
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Raymond Brown, Sr. (Chairman)
Elem Indian Colony of Pomo Indians
Address Clearlake Oaks CA 95423 Phone: (707) 998-2292Fax: (707) 998-2993:
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Rebecca Maxcy Osuna (Chairperson)
Inaja Band of Dieguneo Mission Indians
Address Escondido CA 92065 Phone: (760) 737-7628Fax: (760) 747-8568
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Rhonda L. Morningstar Pope (Chairperson)
Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians
Address Sacramento CA 95816 Phone: (916) 491-0011Fax: (916) 491-0012:
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Rhonda Welch-Scalco (Chairperson)
Barona Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians
Address Lakeside CA 92040 Phone: (619) 443-6612Fax: (619) 443-0681:
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Richard Button (Chairman)
Lone Pine Paiute Shoshone Reservation
Address Lone Pine CA 93545 Phone: (760) 876-1034Fax: (760) 876-8302:
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Richard M. Milanovich (Chairman)
Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
Address Palm Springs CA 92264 Phone: (760) 699-6800Fax: (760) 699-6919:
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Rick Dowd (Chairman)
Resighini Rancheria
Address Klamath CA 95548 Phone: (707) 482-2431Fax: (707) 482-3425
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Robert H. Smith (Chairman)
Pala Band of Mission Indians
Address Pala CA 92059 Phone: (760) 891-3519Fax: (760) 742-1293:
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Robert Martin (Tribal Chairman)
Morongo Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians
Address Banning CA 92220-2965 Phone: (951) 849-4697Fax: (951) 849-4425:
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Robert Pinto (Tribal Chairman)
Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians
Address Alpine CA 91903 Phone: (619) 445-6315Fax: (619) 445-9126
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Robert Salgado, Sr. (Spokesman)
Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians
Address San Jacinto CA 92581 Phone: (951) 654-2765Fax: (951) 654-4198
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Roman W. Carrillo, Jr. (Chairman)
Hopland Band of Pomo Indians
Address Hopland CA 95449 Phone: (707) 744-1647Fax: (707) 744-9101:
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Ronald Kirk (Chairman)
Grindstone Indian Rancheria of Wintun-Wailaki Indians
Address Elk Creek CA 95939 Phone: (530) 934-5365Fax: (530) 968-5366
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Ronald Lincoln (Chairman)
Quartz Valley Indian Reservation
Address Fort Jones CA 96032 Phone: (530) 468-5907Fax: (530) 468-5908
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Ryan Garfield (Chairman)
Tule River Indian Tribe
Address Porterville CA 93258 Phone: (559) 781-4271Fax: (559) 781-4610:
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Salvador Rosales (Chairman)
Potter Valley Tribe
Address Redwood Valley CA 95482-4809 Phone: (707) 462-1213Fax: (707) 462-1240
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Shannon M. Barney (President)
Round Valley Indian Tribes
Address Covelo CA 95428 Phone: (707) 983-6126Fax: (707) 983-6128
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Sherry Bridges (Chairperson)
Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake
Address Upper Lake CA 95485 Phone: (707) 275-0737Fax: (707) 275-0757:
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Silvia Burley (Chairperson)
California Valley Miwok Tribe
Address Stockton CA 95210-4512 Phone: (209) 487-9519Fax: (209) 487-8579:
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Stacy Dixon (Tribal Chairman)
Susanville Indian Rancheria
Address Susanville CA 96130 Phone: (530) 257-6264Fax: (530) 257-7986
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Timothy Williams (Chairman)
Fort Mojave Indian Tribe
Address Needles CA 92363 Phone: (760) 629-4591Fax: (760) 629-5767:
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Tracey Avila (Chairperson)
Robinson Rancheria of Pomo Indians
Address Nice CA 95464 Phone: (707) 275-0527Fax: (707) 275-0235
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Tracy Lee Nelson (Chairman )
La Jolla Band of Luiseno Mission Indians
Address Pauma Valley CA 92061 Phone: (760) 742-3771Fax: (760) 742-1704:
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Travis Coleman (Chairman)
Cold Springs Rancheria of Mono Indians
Address Tollhouse CA 93667 Phone: (559) 855-5043Fax: (559) 855-4445
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Vernon Wright (Chairman)
Rincon Band of Luiseno Mission Indians
Address Valley Center CA 92082 Phone: (760) 749-1051Fax: (760) 749-8901
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Vincent Armenta (Chairman)
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians
Address Santa Ynez CA 93460 Phone: (805) 688-7997Fax: (805) 686-9578
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Virgil Moorehead (Chairman)
Big Lagoon Rancheria
Address Trinidad CA 95570 Phone: (707) 826-2079Fax: (707) 826-0495
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Virgil Moose (Tribal Chairman)
Big Pine Band of Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone Indians
Address Big Pine CA 93513 Phone: (760) 938-2003Fax: (760) 938-2942
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Wayne Mitchum (Chairperson)
Cachil DeHe Band of Wintun Indians of the Colusa Indian Community
Address Colusa CA 95932 Phone: (530) 458-8231Fax: (530) 458-4186
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William Mesa (Chairman)
Jamul Indian Village
Address Jamul CA 91935 Phone: (619) 669-4785Fax: (619) 669-4817:
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Jessie Rosemary Patricia Acuña Tovar

So my mom has always told me that i was Gabrielino/ Tongva native american but since we moved to north carolina there isn’t any of those types of native americans over here. MY mother isn’t lying she used to get free medical insurance as a native american when she lived in california and her maiden name is Acuña. What can i do to find my ancestors who were Gabrielino/Tongva? Would an ancestry/geneology test find it in my blood?

Angie Sauceda

Would like to know how to trace my Native American heritage, I live in Stockton, Ca. and am told my grandparents were Terasco Indians from Mexico. Grandparents lived in the Tulare, San Fernando valley area.



Nancy Vasquez

I received my DNA results that show I am 19% Native American. I know my great grandmother was 1/2 Cherokee, she was born in Missouri. I also know there is Choctaw in that line somewhere too. On my fathers side, I have traced to Pueblo in Mexico.

How can I register as Native American? I am not sure who to contact. I am in Stockton, CA.

Thank you.

Juan Garcia

My Grandmother was born in Soledad Ca. from the local Native American tribe. Before she past away, she told me that her Father was the chief of her tribe and was given for adoption because she was a girl and the first born. Her adopted name was Viviana Velasquez and her adopted parents were from Solana Beach Ca. She was born in 1907-09 and she told me that she was afraid of his Father when he wore the tribal ceremony outfits. anyway, I’d like to see if someone can help look for my native American tribal name. Who do I need to get a hold of to find out more information?
Thank You
Juan Garcia

Elisabeth Estrada Candelaria

I have a family tree that consists of ancestors from New Mexico grandfather and grandmother both born in New Mexico They were both APACHE MESCALERO TIWA NATIVE AMERICANS I am having a difficult time trying to get my document proof of our tribe. My insurance dropped me until I can provide proof of my ancestor and that I am truly a Native American Indian.
I would truly appreciate any information on how I can obtain this information. I respectfully submit this information and your consideration in this matter.

Anthony Senteno

I’m trying to find what tribe my family is part of I use to go to an Indian clinic in North long beach on long beach Blvd in the late 70s and early 80s my uncle took me there when I got sick his name was Robert Goleta he lived in Hawaiian gardens my email is [email protected] my address is 236 tree to liver st bkfld CA 93307 my name is Anthony Senteno


As I was reviewing the list of all the names. I was curious the names in bold that is the tribe name?

Cody Ward

Hello, My name is cody and i wanted to see if anyone has heard of my tribe the Tataviam? if anyone has heard of or knows any history about my family will you please email me? it would be greatly appreciated. The tribe is in southern California in Santa Clarita area. please, any information helps. Thank you

Lori Sileven

What about the Coastanoan Ohlone Esscalon from San Benito County, California. We have not been federally recognized, but my ancestors built the Mission. We are part of the Mission Band of Indians. Can someone help me, because the Lawyer that was to help us ran off with the money. Anyone know where to start?




Have you gone to the mission?? That would be a good place to start. My family is currently registering with the Gabrielino/Tongva and we are not federally recognized either. For that, you have to have original birth certificates as far back as you can get with someone’s ethnicity marked Indian or Mexican with the birth place itself as the mission. Also- you have to have a roll number which you can get from the Native American Archives in Perris, CA or San Bruno, CA. That roll number has to match a name of a descendant whose birth certificate you have. Then contact the BIA with your documents.

Richard Sekerman

Thanks for your post. I also am a decendent of a Mission born lady, my Great grandmother Rosa Borhorquez who was 100 percent Tongva and adopted by the family which provides her SPanish last name. The feds have not recognized the Tongvas and that is sad. After all what was the tribe that lived in the L.A. basin and North to the Chumash and on the Channel Islands. I will try to get a hold of the needed documentation as you have suggested.

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