Smith River Rancheria

140 Rowdy Creek Road
Smith River, CA 95567
(707) 487-9255
(707) 487-0930 Fax

Chairman: Kara Miller

Tribal Affiliation:  Tolowa

 

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The Tolowa are a tribe of Native Americans, who still resided in their traditional territories in Northwestern California and southern Oregon.  Tolowa are members of the federally recognized Smith River Rancheria, Elk Valley Rancheria, Confederated Tribes of Siletz, as well as the unrecognized Tolowa Nation. 

The have traditionally spoke the Tolowa language, one of the Athapaskan languages.  Their subsistence was oriented around riverine and marine resources and acorns.