Santa Rosa Rancheria

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Coordinates: 36°14′10″N 119°45′18″W / 36.23611°N 119.75500°W / 36.23611; -119.75500 Santa Rosa Rancheria is the reservation of the Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria. It is located 4.5 miles (7.25 km) southeast of Lemoore, California. Established in 1934 on about 40 acres (16.2 hectares), the Santa Rosa Rancheria belongs to the federally recognized Tachi Yokuts tribe. It is the site of the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino.[1] The population was 517 at the time of the 2000 United States Census and had increased to 652 by the 2010 United States Census. In 2010, 288 residents (44.2% of the total) were under 18 and 29 (4.4%) were 65 and over.[2]

Ruben Barrios was elected as the Tribal Chairman in 2009.[3] The previous Tribal Chairman, Clarence Atwell Jr., served in that position for 42 years and died in 2013.[4]

The Santa Rosa Rancheria expanded in size over the years to 643 acres (260 hectares) by the beginning of 2008. On May 28, 2008, then–Tribal Chairman Clarence Atwell Jr. and Dale Morris, Pacific Region Director of the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, signed documents that added 1,163 acres (471 hectares) of trust land, thus enlarging the Rancheria to 1,806 acres (731 hectares).[5]


  1. ^ Tachi Palace
  2. ^ U,S. Census Bureau, Application Support Division,, Last Revised August 6, 2013
  3. ^ Hanford Sentinel, September 30, 2009
  4. ^ Fresno Bee, March 2, 2013
  5. ^ Hanford Sentinel, May 29, 2008

Further reading[edit]

  • Cummins, Marjorie W. (1978). The Tache-Yokuts, Indians of the San Joaquin Valley. Pioneer Publishing Company. ISBN 0-914330-24-1. 

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