Mooretown Rancheria of Maidu Indians

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Mooretown Rancheria of Maidu Indians
Total population
Regions with significant populations
 United States ( California)
English, traditionally Concow and Maidu
Related ethnic groups
other Concow and Maidu people

The Mooretown Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California is a federally recognized tribe of Concow and Maidu people in Butte County.[1][2] Concow, or Konkow, people are the northwestern or foothill branch of the Maidu people, who traditionally spoke the Concow language[3]


Mooretown Rancheria is headquartered in Oroville, California.[4] The tribe is governed by a democratically elected, tribal council, and the current tribal chairperson is Ben Clark.[4]

History[edit], Original Mooretown Distributees. All records are from BIA FOIA request.


The Mooretown Rancheria is a federally recognized ranchería with an area of 109 acres.[1] It is located in the community of Oroville East, in suburban Oroville. Other nearby communities include South Oroville and Palermo.

Economic development[edit]

The tribe owns and operates the Feather Falls Casino, Feather Falls Casino Brewing Company, The Lodge at Feather Falls Casino, KOA Kampground, Feather Falls Mini Mart, and the Feather Smoke Shop, all located in Oroville.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Mooretown Rancheria of Maidu Indians." SDSU: California Indians and Their Reservations. 2011. Retrieved 19 Nov 2012.
  2. ^ Pritkzer 133
  3. ^ Pritzker 132
  4. ^ a b "Tribal Directory." National Congress of American Indians. Retrieved 19 Nov 2012.
  5. ^ "Moretown Rancheria." Retrieved 19 Nov 2012.


  • 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: 39°28′10″N 121°31′08″W / 39.46944°N 121.51889°W / 39.46944; -121.51889