Hopland Band of Pomo Indians of the Hopland Rancheria

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Hopland Band of Pomo Indians of the Hopland Rancheria
Total population
Regions with significant populations
 United States ( California)
English, Pomoan languages
Roundhouse religion, Christianity, Kuksu
Related ethnic groups
Pomo tribes

The Hopland Band of Pomo Indians of the Hopland Rancheria is a federally recognized tribe of Pomo people in Mendocino County, California, south of Ukiah.[2] The Hopland Band Pomos traditionally lived in the Sanel Valley.[3]


Location of the Hopland Rancheria

The Hopland Pomo's reservation is the Hopland Rancheria. Approximately 700 tribal members live in the area and 50 on the ranchería.[2] The Rancheria was established in 1907 and is 40 acres (160,000 m2) large.[4] It is located about three miles (5 km) east of Hopland, California.[5]


The Hopland Pomo ratified their constitution on August 20, 1981, which established a governing 7-person council.

The tribe conducts business from Hopland, California.[6]

Services and programs[edit]

The Hopland Band of Pomo Indians has a tribal education program, EPA office, health department, utility department, police department, court system, and economic development corporation.[7] The tribe owns and operates the Hopland Sho-Ka-Wah Casino, located east of Hopland.[3]


In 2016, the Hopland Band disenrolled 74 members of the tribe, ostensibly to remedy mistakes stemming from faulty processing of applications.[8]

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 38°58′53″N 123°03′35″W / 38.98139°N 123.05972°W / 38.98139; -123.05972


  1. ^ [1] Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b California Indians and Their Reservations. Archived 2010-07-26 at the Wayback Machine San Diego State University Library and Information Access. 2009 . Retrieved 3 August 2009.
  3. ^ a b About Us. Archived 2009-08-05 at the Wayback Machine Hopland Sho-Ka-Wah Casino. (3 August 2009)
  4. ^ Pritzker, 140
  5. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hopland Rancheria
  6. ^ California Tribes and Organizations. 500 Nations. . Retrieved 3 August 2009.
  7. ^ [2] Hopland Band of Pomo Indians. . Retrieved 15 January 2011.
  8. ^ Reith, Sarah (2016-03-14). "Hopland tribe in turmoil". Ukiah Daily Journal. Retrieved 2016-06-26.


  • Pritzker, Barry M. A Native American Encyclopedia: History, Culture, and Peoples. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. ISBN 978-0-19-513877-1