Published on October 16, 2013 by Amy
The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, Shingle Springs Rancheria (Verona Tract), California is a federally recognized tribe of Maidu and Miwok people in El Dorado County, California. The Shingle Springs Miwok are Sierra Miwok, an indigenous people of California.
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The Shingle Springs Band conducts business from Shingle Springs and Sacramento, California. The tribe is led by an elected council, and the current tribal administration is as follows.
Shingle Springs Rancheria has a tribal court, which was established in November 2010. The chief judge is Cynthia Gomez.
The Shingle Springs Rancheria (38°41′48″N 120°54′18″W) is 160-acre parcel of land, located in El Dorado County. It lies in the heart of Nisenan or southern Maidu territory and was purchased by the US Federal Government on 16 December 1916 on behalf of the Sacramento-Verona Band of Miwok Indians. Nearby communities are Shingle Springs and Diamond Springs.
The tribe owns Red Hawk Casino, located in Placerville, California. There are 70 table games and about 2,200 slot machines. Restaurants include Henry’s Steakhouse, Pearl Asian Cuisine, Koto Grille, Waterfall Buffet, and Two Rivers Café. Kids Quest provides childcare and CyberQuest is a video arcade. Red Hawk Traders is a gift shop and gallery.
The tribe has moved the Shingle Springs Health & Wellness Clinic in 2011 onto the reservation into a new 5 story building with expanded parking that is open to the public. Offering a wide range of services including pediatrics, primary care, dental, behavioral health and other specialties all in one building. Most insurances are accepted and SSHWC is a preferred physican/clinic on most plans except HMO plans and also has a sliding fee for self pays.