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The Cloverdale Rancheria of Pomo Indians
555 South Cloverdale Boulevard, Suite A
Cloverdale, CA 95425
Phone: (707) 894-5775
Fax: (707) 894-5727

Welcome Relatives

The Cloverdale Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California is a federally recognized tribe of Pomo Indians in California.

555 South Cloverdale Boulevard, Suite A
Cloverdale, CA 95425

About Us

Cloverdale Rancheria
of Pomo Indians

The Cloverdale Rancheria of Pomo Indians includes nearly 600 members, who are descendants of the indigenous people from the Cloverdale area and lived upon these lands for many centuries.

Who We Are
Who We Are

Learn more about the our Tribal history, our community and the journey that we've been on as a people.

Tribal Services
Tribal Services

The Cloverdale Rancheria of Pomo Indians offers many resources to Tribal members who are in need of assistance.

Community Outreach
Community Outreach

Cloverdale Rancheria is making every effort to ensure our community members are provide the latest information as it becomes available.

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We are committed to enhancing the Tribe's self sufficiency goals through sound tribal governance.

A Resilient History

Timeline of Cloverdale Rancheria


From ancient times to the 1800s, the indigenous Pomo people lived peacefully in Northern California. However, the Gold Rush and quest for discovery of Western frontier brought many people who brought their own ideals. Unfortunately, much of the Tribes land was destroyed and the life they had enjoyed for centuries was forever changed.


The Cloverdale Rancheria was created in 1921 when the United States government federally recognized the Tribe and deeded 27.5 acres on the southern edge of Cloverdale to the then homeless, landless members.


The Rancheria was terminated . The federal government enacted the Rancheria Act of 1958, which transferred tribal communal property into private ownership, thereby destroying all cultural and tribal affiliations. Under this process of “termination,” Cloverdale, and 43 other Rancherias in California, were eliminated.


The Pomo people rose . Tillie Hardwick, a Pomo Indian woman, led a class action lawsuit against the United States government on behalf of 16 illegally terminated Rancherias.

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The Pomo prevailed. Nearly five years later, the courts issued a favorable ruling on the Hardwick lawsuit, which reinstated the federal recognition of all illegally terminated Rancherias, including the Cloverdale Rancheria.


Highway 101 destroyed Cloverdale Rancheria land . The Highway 101 bypass cut through the center of the Cloverdale Rancheria, after the remaining Tribal landowners were forced by Cal-Trans to sell their land to make way for the freeway. The bypass split the Rancheria between the east and west side of freeway, rendering it of little value to the Tribe for future habitation or development.


The Tribe restored culture. Through the many phases of our Tribal history, we lost part of our culture to passing generations. Striving to revive our traditions for future generations, we again began our Tribal dance group and have begun, again, to restore our heritage.


Self-reliance sought . The Cloverdale Rancheria is a Tribe seeking self-reliance for its people. The Tribe wishes to live and prosper in Cloverdale, where its history and culture are deeply rooted.

Programs for Our Community

Cloverdale Rancheria Acorns Program


Find upcoming events, workshops, gatherings and classes that range from yoga, cooking, gardening, Elders Day and more on our events calendar.

Health & Wellness

It is the goal of the Cloverdale Rancheria Acorn program to provide a frame work of prevention for our Tribal Nation with health and wellness.

Tobacco Education

Cloverdale Rancheria CITE program’s goal is to minimize harmful effects which smoking produces for the benefit of all our Tribal members and community.