Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians
|1200 enrolled members (2010)|
|Regions with significant populations|
|United States ( California)|
|traditional tribal religion, Christianity|
|Related ethnic groups|
|other Yokuts people|
The Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California is a federally recognized tribe of indigenous people of California. They are Chukchansi or Foothills Yokuts. Picayune Rancheria is the tribe's ranchería, located in Madera County in central California.
The tribe's headquarters is located in Coarsegold, California. They are governed by a democratically elected, seven-member tribal council. The current administration is as follows.
- Chairman: Nancy Ayala
- Treasurer: Karen Wynn
- Member at Large:
- Member at Large: Tracey Brechbuehl
The tribe owns and operates the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino, California Market Buffet, Goldfield's Cafe, Noodle Bar, Vintage Steakhouse, and Bakery, all located in Coarsegold. The Casino owns the naming rights to Chukchansi Park in Fresno.
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- Pritzker, Barry M. A Native American Encyclopedia: History, Culture, and Peoples. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. ISBN 978-0-19-513877-1.