Grindstone Indian Rancheria of Wintun-Wailaki Indians is a federally recognized tribe and ranchería of Wintun and Wailaki Indians from northern California. [3 ]
Reservation [ edit ]
The tribe's reservation is the
Grindstone Rancheria, located in Glenn County, California. It was founded in 1907 and is 120 acres (0.49 km [2 ] 2) large. Approximately 98 of the tribe's 162 members live on the reservation. The nearest outside community is [3 ] Elk Creek, about 5 miles to the south.
Government [ edit ]
The Grindstone Indian Rancheria is governed by a democratically elected tribal council. They are headquartered in
Elk Creek, California, and their current tribal chairperson is Ronald Kirk. [4 ]
Language [ edit ]
Traditionally, the members of tribe spoke the
Wailaki language or the Wintun, a Wintuan language of the Penutian language family, but the former is extinct and the latter has few speakers. [5 ]
References [ edit ]
Flutes of Fire: Essays on California Indian Languages. Berkeley: Heyday Books, 1994. ISBN 0-930588-62-2. Pritzker, Barry M.
A Native American Encyclopedia: History, Culture, and Peoples. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. ISBN 978-0-19-513877-1.
Coordinates: 39°40′19″N 122°31′05″W / 39.67194°N 122.51806°W