California Native American Tribes

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

Aaron R. Townsend (Chairman) Address Fort Bidwell CA 96112
Allen E. Lawson (Chairman) Address Valley Center CA 92082 Website: http://www2.sanpasqualindians.org
Anthony Jack (Chairman) Address Lakeport CA 95453 Website: http://www.big-valley.net
Anthony Madrigal, Jr. (Chairman) Address Anza CA 92539-1760
Arch Super (Chairman) Address Happy Camp CA 96039 Website: http://www.karuk.us
Barbara Murphy (Chairperson) Address Redding CA 96001
Bobby L. Barrett (Tribal Chairman) Address Alpine CA 91903 Website: http://www.viejasbandofkumeyaay.org
Carl Dahlberg (Chairman) Address Independence CA 93526 Website: http://www.fortindependence.com
Charles Wood (Chairman) Address Havasu Lake CA 92362 Website: http://www.havasulanding.com
Charlotte Baker (Chairperson) Address Bridgeport CA 93517
Cherie Rhoades (Chairperson) Address Alturas CA 96101
Chris C. Devers (Chairman) Address Pauma Valley CA 92061
Christy Taylor (Chairperson) Address Laytonville CA 95454
Clarence Atwell (Tribal Chairman) Address Lemoore CA 93245 Website: http://www.tachi-yokut.com
Claudia Brundin (Tribal Chairperson) Address Blue Lake CA 95525-0428
Dale A. Miller (Chairman) Address Crescent City CA 95531 Website: http://www.elk-valley.com
Daniel D. Beltran (Chairman) Address Healdsburg CA 95448
Daniel Tucker (Spokesperson) Address El Cajon CA 92019
Darrell Mike (Chairman) Address Coachella CA 92236
DeAnn Roberts (Chairwoman) Address Markleeville CA 96120
Dennis Ramirez (Chairman) Address Chico CA 95926 Website: http://www.mechoopda-nsn.gov
Donald Arnold (Tribal Chairman) Address Lakeport CA 95453
Elaine Patterson (Chairperson) Address Williams CA 95987
Elizabeth D. Kipp (Chairperson) Address Auberry CA 93602 Website: http://www.bigsandyrancheria.com
Elizabeth Hansen (Chairperson) Address Redwood Valley CA 95470-9526
Erica Kellison (Chairperson) Address Greenville CA 95947 Website: http://www.greenvillerancheria.com
Everett Freeman (Tribal Chairman) Address Orland CA 95963
Francine Kupsch (Spokeswoman ) Address Warner Springs CA 92086
Gail Green (Chairwoman) Address Loleta CA 95551 Website: http://www.wiyot.com
Garth Sunberg (Chairman) Address Trinidad CA 95570
Gary W. Archuleta (Tribal Chairman) Address Oroville CA 95966
Glenda Nelson (Chairperson) Address Oroville CA 95966 Website: http://www.enterpriserancheria.org
Greg Sarris (Chairman) Address Rohnert Park CA 94928-2341 Website: http://www.gratonrancheria.com
Gwendolyn Parada (Chairperson) Address Boulevard CA 91905
Harvey Hopkins (Chairman) Address Geyserville CA 95441 Website: http://www.drycreekrancheria.com
James Edwards (Chairman) Address Oroville CA 95966
James Ramos (Tribal Chairman) Address Patton CA 92369
Jessica Jim (Chairperson) Address Burney CA 96013
Jessica Tavares (Chairperson) Address Rocklin CA 95765
Joe Kennedy (Chairman) Address Death Valley CA 92328-0206
John A. James (Tribal Chairman) Address Indio CA 92203
John Feliz, Jr. (Chairman) Address Redwood Valley CA 95470 Website: http://www.coyotevalleycasino.com
Johnny Hernandez (Chairman) Address Santa Ysabel CA 92070
Jose Simon, III (Chairman) Address Middletown CA 95461
Joseph C. Saulque (Chairman) Address Benton CA 93512
Judy E. Fink (Tribal Chairperson) Address North Fork CA 93643 Website: http://www.northforkrancheria.com
Kara Brundin-Miller (Chairperson) Address Smith River CA 95567-9446
Kevin A. Day (Tribal Chairman) Address Tuolumne CA 95379
Leanne Walker-Grant (Chairperson) Address Friant CA 93626
Leona L. Williams (Chairperson) Address Ukiah CA 95482
Leonard Bowman (Tribal Chairman) Address Loleta CA 95551
Leonard E. Masten, Jr. (Tribal Chairman) Address Hoopa CA 95546 Website: http://www.hoopa-nsn.gov
Leroy J. Elliott (Chairman) Address Boulevard CA 91905
Lloyd R. Mathieson (Chairman) Address Jamestown CA 95327
Manuel Hamilton (Tribal Chairman ) Address Anza CA 92539
Margaret Dalton (Chairperson) Address Jackson CA 95642
Margie Mejia (Chairperson) Address Santa Rosa CA 95401
Maria Tripp (Tribal Chairman) Address Klamath CA 99548 Website: http://www.yuroktribe.org
Mark A. Macarro (Tribal Chairman ) Address Temecula CA 92593
Mark Romero (Chairman) Address Santa Ysabel CA 92070
Marshall McKay (Chairman) Address Brooks CA 95606 Website: http://www.rumseyrancheria.org
Mary Ann Green (Chairperson) Address Coachella CA 92236
Mary L. Address Thermal CA 92274
Matthew Franklin (Chairman) Address Ione CA 95640 Website: http://www.ionemiwok.org
Mayme Estrada (Tribal Chair) Address Hemet CA 92546
Merlene Sanchez (Tribal Chairperson) Address Talmage CA 95481
Michael Fitzgerral (Chairman) Address Willits CA 95490
Monique La Chappa (Chairwoman) Address Campo CA 91906 Website: http://www.campo-nsn.gov
Monty J. Bengochia (Tribal Chairman) Address Bishop CA 93514
Morris Reid (Chairperson) Address Coarsegold CA 93614
Nelson Pinola (Chairman) Address Point Arena CA 95468
Nicholas Fonseca (Chairman) Address Shingle Springs CA 95682-1340
Patricia Hermosillo (Chairperson) Address Cloverdale CA 95425
Phillip Del Rosa (Chairman) Address Alturas CA 96101
Ralph Sepulveda (Chairman) Address Santa Rosa CA 95403
Raymond Brown, Sr. (Chairman) Address Clearlake Oaks CA 95423 Website: http://elemnation.com
Rebecca Maxcy Osuna (Chairperson) Address Escondido CA 92065
Rhonda L. Morningstar Pope (Chairperson) Address Sacramento CA 95816 Website: http://www.buenavista.com
Rhonda Welch-Scalco (Chairperson) Address Lakeside CA 92040 Website: http://www.baronatribe.com
Richard Button (Chairman) Address Lone Pine CA 93545 Website: http://www.lppsr.org
Richard M. Milanovich (Chairman) Address Palm Springs CA 92264 Website: http://www.aguacaliente-nsn.gov
Rick Dowd (Chairman) Address Klamath CA 95548
Robert H. Smith (Chairman) Address Pala CA 92059 Website: http://www.palatribe.com
Robert Martin (Tribal Chairman) Address Banning CA 92220-2965 Website: http://www.morongonation.org
Robert Pinto (Tribal Chairman) Address Alpine CA 91903
Robert Salgado, Sr. (Spokesman) Address San Jacinto CA 92581
Roman W. Carrillo, Jr. (Chairman) Address Hopland CA 95449 Website: http://www.hoplandrancheria.com
Ronald Kirk (Chairman) Address Elk Creek CA 95939
Ronald Lincoln (Chairman) Address Fort Jones CA 96032
Ryan Garfield (Chairman) Address Porterville CA 93258 Website: http://www.tulerivertribe-nsn.gov
Salvador Rosales (Chairman) Address Redwood Valley CA 95482-4809
Shannon M. Barney (President) Address Covelo CA 95428
Sherry Bridges (Chairperson) Address Upper Lake CA 95485 Website: http://www.upperlakepomo.com
Silvia Burley (Chairperson) Address Stockton CA 95210-4512 Website: http://www.californiavalleymiwoktribe-nsn.gov
Stacy Dixon (Tribal Chairman) Address Susanville CA 96130
Timothy Williams (Chairman) Address Needles CA 92363 Website: http://www.fortmojave.com
Tracey Avila (Chairperson) Address Nice CA 95464
Tracy Lee Nelson (Chairman ) Address Pauma Valley CA 92061 Website: http://www.lajollaindians.com
Travis Coleman (Chairman) Address Tollhouse CA 93667
Vernon Wright (Chairman) Address Valley Center CA 92082
Vincent Armenta (Chairman) Address Santa Ynez CA 93460
Virgil Moorehead (Chairman) Address Trinidad CA 95570
Virgil Moose (Tribal Chairman) Address Big Pine CA 93513
Wayne Mitchum (Chairperson) Address Colusa CA 95932
William Mesa (Chairman) Address Jamul CA 91935 Website: http://www.jamulindianvillage.com

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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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