The federally recognized Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake have lived in central and northern California since before recorded time.

Official Tribal Name: Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake

Address:  375 E. Hwy 20, Suite I, P.O. Box 516, Upper Lake, CA 95485
Phone:  707-275-0737 ext. 13 - Toll Free: 1-877-543-5102
Fax:  707-275-0757
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Recognition Status:  Federally Recognized

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xabe ma tolel Xabe=:rock”, ma=people/person. A variation of the meaning is “The people of rock village.” 

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Region: California

State(s) Today:California

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The Pomos, along with the Patwin and Wintun, were actually made up of numerous small bands or villages spread throughout the area North of the Sacramento River Delta and between the Russian River and the California River Valleys, as well as along the Pacific Coast.

Confederacy: Pomo


Reservations: Upper Lake Rancheria

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