Potter Valley Tribe

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Potter Valley Tribe
Total population
Regions with significant populations
United States (California)
English, Pomoan languages
Roundhouse religion, Christianity, Kuksu
Related ethnic groups
Pomo tribes

The Potter Valley Tribe is a federally recognized tribe of Pomo people in Mendocino County, California. They were previously known as the Little River Band of Pomo Indians[2] and Potter Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California.


The Potter Valley Tribe's reservation is the Potter Valley Rancheria, which is 10 acres (40,000 m2) large.[1] 138 tribal members live on the reservation.[2] The Rancheria is situated in the western slope of Potter Valley, just south of Centerville, California.

In the early 20th century, the Rancheria was a village of 11 houses with 50 residents. They came from all villages all over the valley, including the Yukian Huchnom band. The Methodist Episcopal church maintained a village school for the reservation.[3]


The tribe conducts business from Ukiah, California.[4] The current tribal administration is:

  • Salvador Rosales, Tribal Chairperson
  • Losario Rosales, Treasurer
  • Rosemary Rahmaoui, Secretary[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Pritzker, 140
  2. ^ a b California Indians and Their Reservations. San Diego State University Library and Information Access. 2009 . Retrieved 3 August 2009.
  3. ^ Barrett, 136-7
  4. ^ California Tribes and Organizations. 500 Nations. . Retrieved 3 August 2009.
  5. ^ Potter Valley Tribe Board Members. Potter Valley Tribe. . Retrieved 3 August 2009.


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