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Berry Creek Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California

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Berry Creek Rancheria
of Maidu Indians of California
Total population
Regions with significant populations
Northern California
English, Konkow language
Kuksu religion
Related ethnic groups
other Maidu peoples

The Berry Creek Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California are a federally recognized Native American tribe based in northeastern California, south of Lassen Peak. They historically have spoken the Konkow language, also known as Northeastern Maidu.

They are a federally recognized Maidu tribe headquartered in Oroville[2] in Butte County.


Location of Berry Creek Rancheria

Their reservation is 65 acres (260,000 m2), located in two separate geographical sites: one (39°30′09″N 121°30′16″W / 39.50250°N 121.50444°W / 39.50250; -121.50444) near Oroville in the community of Oroville East, and the other (39°37′32″N 121°19′40″W / 39.62556°N 121.32778°W / 39.62556; -121.32778) at the eastern edge of the community of Berry Creek, within a mile of the Feather River. The tribe has 304 enrolled members, 136 of whom live on the reservation.[3]

39°37′32″N 121°19′40″W / 39.625641°N 121.327781°W / 39.625641; -121.327781[4]


The tribe is managed by an elected tribal council. They hold elections every four years. Their current tribal chairman is Francis Steele.[2]


The tribe has approximately 304 enrolled citizens.[1] The reservation population is approximately 136.[1]


The ranchería is served by the Pioneer Union Elementary School District and Oroville Union High School District.

Notable Berry Creek Rancheria members[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Berry Creek Rancheria". California Indians and Their Reservations: An Online Dictionary. San Diego State University. Retrieved 25 February 2023.
  2. ^ a b "Berry Creek Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California". Tribal Leaders Directory. US Dept. of the Interior, Indian Affairs. Retrieved 25 February 2023.
  3. ^ California Indians and Their Reservations. Archived 2009-02-05 at the Wayback Machine San Diego State University Library and Information Access. 2009 (retrieved 24 Feb 2009)
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Berry Creek Rancheria

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