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Coast Miwok and Southern Pomo

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A Restored Tribe Serving Marin and Sonoma Counties

The Graton Rancheria community is a federation of Coast Miwok and Southern Pomo groups recognized as a tribe by the US Congress. The Miwok of west Marin County have, through the years, been referred to as Marshall Indians, Marin Miwok, Tomales, Tomales Bay, and Hookooeko. The Bodega Miwok (aka, Olamentko) traditionally lived in the area of Bodega Bay. The neighboring Southern Pomo Sebastopol group lived just north and east of the Miwok. The town of Sebastopol is located about one mile midway between the north boundary of Miwok territory and the southern edge of Southern Pomo territory.

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Tribal News & Events

Agenda – 2017 Cal THPO/SHPO Summit

CalTHPO/SHPO 2017 Summit Agenda Dec. 6 – 8, Graton Resort and Casino , Rohnert Park Improving c ommunication, consultation, and c ooperation between Tribes and federal and state Agencies that manage historic properties and historical resources in California. Day 1:...

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Check out our new Library Page

Graton Tribal Library Welcome to the Graton Tribal Library website! This project was developed by the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, with funding assistance from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, to provide an online gateway to explore the Tribe’s...

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FIGR helps restore Tolay Lake’s place…

The lake had been, as Graton Rancheria shairman Greg Sarris informed me, a Miwok version of Stanford Medical Center: a place of extraordinary healing power that called together indigenous people from throughout the region now known as the western United States. Read...

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Historical Timeline

1997 – A Congressionally mandated study recommended the immediate restoration of three California tribes, including the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria.

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