Likely Rancheria

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Likely Rancheria
Total population
1800 Pit River Indians, 0 living on rancheria
Regions with significant populations
 United States ( California)
traditional tribal religion, Christianity
Related ethnic groups
other Pit River Indians[1]

The Likely Rancheria is a federal Indian reservation belonging to the Pit River Tribe, a federally recognized tribe of indigenous people of California. The ranchería is located in Modoc County in northern California.[2]

Likely Rancheria is 1.32 acres (5,300 m2) large. It was purchased by the Pit River Tribe in 1922[1] and serves as their tribal cemetery.[2] It has the distinction of being the smallest Indian reservation in the United States. It is located about two miles (3.2 km) southeast of the community of Likely, in Modoc County.


The ranchería is served by the Modoc Joint Unified School District.


  1. ^ a b Pritzker 117
  2. ^ a b "Likely Rancheria." SDSU: California Indians and their Reservations." Retrieved 10 Feb 2020.
  • Pritzker, Barry M. A Native American Encyclopedia: History, Culture, and Peoples. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. ISBN 978-0-19-513877-1.

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Coordinates: 41°12′17″N 120°28′44″W / 41.20472°N 120.47889°W / 41.20472; -120.47889