Published on October 15, 2013 by Amy
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.
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The US federal government terminated relations with the Scotts Valley Pomo, but the tribe regained their federal recognition in 1991. They approximately 96 enrolled members living in Lake County. They conduct business from Kelseyville 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. They have purchased land entered into a federal trust in North Richmond, California where they have garnered approval for the Sugar Bowl Casino.
The tribe is currently applying to put six parcels of land, totaling 29.87 acres (120,900 m2), into federal trust.
Other bands of Pomo include the Lytton Band of Pomo Indians and the Guideville Band of Pomo Indians.