July 12, 2012

Kashia Band of Pomo Indians of the Stewarts Point Rancheria


The Kashia Band of Pomo Indians of Stewarts Point Rancheria is a Federally Recognized Pomo Tribe located in Sonoma County of California. The Kashia Band of Pomo Indians were the first inhabitants of the coastal Sonoma County area around Fort Ross.

Official Tribal Name: Kashia Band of Pomo Indians of the Stewarts Point Rancheria


Official Website: Stewarts Point Rancheria 

Recognition Status: Federally Recognized

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Alternate names: Stewarts Point Rancheria

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Region: California

State(s) Today: California

Traditional Territory:

The Kashia lived in lands that extended from the Gualala River in the North to Duncan’s Point south of the Russian River. From the West, Kashia territory extended from the pacific coast over coastal mountain ranges down the Warm Springs Creek to the confluence of Dry Creek, thirty miles inland.  

Confederacy: Pomo


Reservation: Stewarts Point Rancheria

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Tribal Headquarters: Santa Rosa, California 
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An estimated 1,500 people inhabited this area pre-contact, and migrated seasonally throughout this territory to take full advantage of the resources for their subsistence. By 1870, only 3 villages remained and by 1914, the United States Federal Government began the process of taking land into Trust, establishing the Stewarts Point Rancheria. 

Registered Population Today:

The Kashia Band of Pomo Indians has approximately 860 members, with the majority of Tribal members residing in Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake and Napa Counties which is the service area for the Kashia Band of Pomo Indians of Stewarts point Rancheria. 

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Name of Governing Body: Tribal Council
Number of Council members:    3 Members at Large, plus executive officers.
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Number of Executive Officers:  Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer


Chairman and 2 members are elected to a 2 year tern. Vice=Chairman, Secretary, Treasure, and one member at large are appointed to annual terms. Then elections are held annually, with staggard terms. 

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