Big Sandy Rancheria of Mono Indians of California is a ranchería and federally recognized tribe of Western Mono Indians (Monache) is located in Fresno County, California. [4 ]
Reservation [ edit ]
Big Sandy Rancheria, located just outside the community of Auberry, in Fresno County, is 228 acres (0.92 km 2) large. In 1990, 38 tribal members lived on the reservation. In 2009, approximately 158 out of 495 enrolled tribal members lived on the reservation. The reservation is very secluded, and the tribal headquarters is situated within a ring of houses. [3 ] [5 ]
Government [ edit ]
Big Sandy Rancheria's tribal headquarters is located in
Auberry, California. They are governed by a democratically elected, five-person tribal council. The current administration is as follows:
Elizabeth Kipp, Tribal Chairperson
Arrow Sample, Vice Chairperson
Johnny Baty, Treasurer
Lisa D. Garcia, Secretary
Amy Hutchins, Member-at-Large
As of 1958, the Auberry Band of the
Mono people was called ?unaħpaahtyħ , "that which is on the other side (of the San Joaquin River)" in the Mono language. [7 ]
Economic development [ edit ]
The tribe owns and operates the
Mono Wind Casino and Broken Arrow Restaurant in Auberry. [8 ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
Eargle, Jr., Dolan H.
California Indian Country: The Land and the People. San Francisco: Tree Company Press, 1992. ISBN 0-937401-20-X. Pritzker, Barry M.
A Native American Encyclopedia: History, Culture, and Peoples. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. ISBN 978-0-19-513877-1.
External links [ edit ]
Coordinates: 37°04′57″N 119°27′50″W / 37.082491°N 119.463997°W