Lema, California

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Lema (also, La-ma or La-mah) is a former Pomo settlement in Mendocino County, California,[1] one of a number of Pomo settlements catalogued by Stephen Powers.[2] It was 4 miles (6.4 km) northwest of Hopland.[1] One of the mines of red clay from which the Pomo people took their name was located there.[3]


  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lema, California
  2. ^ Hodge, Frederick Webb, ed. (1910), Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico, Part 2, Bulletin of the Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology, 30, p. 277
  3. ^ Boyce, Janice Walters (1977), Pomo Cradles, University of California