Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians of California

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Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians of California
Total population
(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.[1]

Tribal status[edit]

The US federal government terminated relations with the Scotts Valley Pomo,[2] but the tribe regained their federal recognition in 1991. There are approximately 96 enrolled members living in Lake County. They conduct business from Kelseyville[1] 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.[1] 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.[3]

Other bands of Pomo include the Lytton Band of Pomo Indians and the Guideville Band of Pomo Indians.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c California Indians and Their Reservations. San Diego State University Library and Information Access. 2009 (retrieved 27 July 2009)
  2. ^ Reynolds, Jerry. "Pombo rides again against off-reservation gaming." Indian Country Today. 10 September 2008 (retrieved 27 July 2009)
  3. ^ Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians Fee-To-Trust and Gaming Development Project Environmental Impact Statement. (retrieved 27 July 2009)