Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians of California
|(100 Adult Members 250 Members (estimate))|
|Regions with significant populations|
|United States (California)|
|English, Pomoan languages|
|Roundhouse religion, Christianity, Kuksu|
|Related ethnic groups|
|Pomo and Wailaki tribes|
The Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians of California, also known as the Scott's Valley Band of Pomo Indians of the Sugar Bowl Rancheria is a federally recognized tribe of Pomo and Wailaki Indians in Lake County.
The US federal government terminated relations with the Scotts Valley Pomo, but the tribe regained their federal recognition in 1991. There are approximately 96 enrolled members living in Lake County. They conduct business from Kelseyville and Lakeport, California.
The Scotts Valley Pomo Tribe's former reservation, the Sugar Bowl Rancheria, was eliminated by the US government, so the tribe is currently seeking to rebuild its land base. They have purchased land entered into a federal trust in North Richmond, California where they have garnered approval for the Sugar Bowl Casino. These plans have since been terminated.
The tribe is currently applying to put six parcels of land, totaling 29.87 acres (120,900 m2), into federal trust.
- California Indians and Their Reservations. San Diego State University Library and Information Access. 2009 (retrieved 27 July 2009)
- Reynolds, Jerry. "Pombo rides again against off-reservation gaming." Indian Country Today. 10 September 2008 (retrieved 27 July 2009)
- Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians Fee-To-Trust and Gaming Development Project Environmental Impact Statement. (retrieved 27 July 2009)