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A list of California Indian reservations showing the Indian tribes the land was set aside for, the amount of acres if known, and the acts, treaties, and executive orders used to establish the reservation.

Reservation: Digger
Tribes: “Digger
Acres: 330
Established by: Act of Mar. 3, 1893 (XXVII, 612) provides for purchase of 330 acres; not allotted.

Reservation: Hupa Valley
Tribes: Hupa, Yurok, Redwood (Chilula), Saiaz (Saia).
Acres: 99,051
Established by: Acts of Apr. 8,1864 (XIII, 39), Executive orders, June 23, 1876 and Oct. 16, 1891. There have been allotted to 639 Indians, 29,143.38 acres reserved to 3 villages 68.74 acres, and opened to settlement under act of June 17, 1892 (XXVII, 53), 15,096.11 acres, the former Klamath River reservation.

Reservation: Mission (28 reserves)
Tribes: Diegueños, Kawia, Luiseños, Serrano, Temecula.
Acres: 187,958
Established by: Executive orders, Jan. 31,1870, Dec. 27. 1875, May 15, 1876, May 3, Aug. 25, Sept. 29, 1877, Jan. 17, 1880, Mar. 2, Mar. 9, 1581, June 27, July 21, 1882, Feb. 5, June 19, 1883, Jan. 25, Mar. 22, 1886, Jan. 29. Mar. 14, 1887, and May 6, 1889.  270.24 acres have been allotted to 17 Indians and for church and cemetery purposes on Sycuan res., 119.99 acres allotted to 15 Indians on Pala res., 1,299.47 acres allotted to 85 Temecula Indians, and 2.70 acres reserved for school purposes. Proclamations of President, Apr. 16, 1901 (XXXII, 1970), and May 29, 1902 (XXIII, 2005); act of Feb. 11, 1903 (XXXII, 822). Warner’s ranch of  3,353 acres purchased. 3,742.45 acres have been purchased under acts of June 21, 1906 (XXXIV, 325-333), and Mar. 1,1907 (XXXIV, 1015-1022). Area subject to change by additions under above acts.

Reservation: Round Valley
Tribes: Clear Lake (Pomo), Concow (Konkau). Little Lake, Nomelaki, Pit River (Achornawi), Potter Valley, Redwood, Wailaki, Yuki.
Acres: 32,282
Established by: Acts of Apr. 8,1864 (XIII, 39), and Mar. 3, 1873 (XVII, 634); Executive orders, Mar. 30, 1870, Apr. 8, 1873, May 18, 1875, and July 26, 1876; act of Oct. 1, 1890 (XXVI, 658). 5,408.72 acres were allotted to 619 Indians, 180 acres reserved for school purposes, 3 acres for a mission, 10.43 acres for a cemetery, and 177.13 acres for agency purposes; the residue, 32,282 acres, unallotted and unreserved. (See act of Feb. 8,1905, providing for a reduction of area of res. XXXIII, 706.)

Reservation: Tule River
Tribes: Kawia (not on res.), Kings River Indians (Choinimni, Chukaimina, Iticha, Tisechn, Wichikik, and Wimilchi), Moache (Mono), Tejon (Southern Yokuts), Tule (Tularefios), W’ichumni (W’ikchamnii.
Acres: 48,551
Established by: Executive orders, Jan. 9 and Oct. 3, 1873, and Aug. 3, 1878.

Reservation: Yuma
Tribes: Yuma Apache (Yuma)
Acres: 45,889
Established by: Executive order, Jan. 9, 1884: agreement, Dec. 4, 1893, ratified by act of Aug. 15, 1894 (XXXIII,332). See Indian appropriation act, Apr. 21, 1904, sec. 25 (XXXIII, 224).


MLA Source Citation:

Hodge, Frederick Webb, Compiler. The Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Bureau of American Ethnology, Government Printing Office. 1906. Web. 21 January 2015. - Last updated on Oct 4th, 2013

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