Famous Yokut Chiefs and Leaders
Estanislao (aka Cucunuchi c. 1798 – 1838) - He was an indigenous alcalde of Mission San José and a member and leader of the Lakisamni tribe of the Yokut people of northern California. He was notorious for leading bands of armed Native Americans in revolt against the Mexican government and Mission establishments.
Thomas Jefferson Mayfield(1843–1928) - He led a remarkable double life in the early decades of California statehood, living his boyhood as an adopted member of the Choinumni (Choinumne) branch of the Yokuts tribe in the San Joaquin Valley, then rejoining the dominant Anglo-American community throughout his long adulthood.
Yokuts (Chukchansi, Tachi) Tribes:
Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California (California) (F)
Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria (F)
Table Mountain Rancheria of California (Chukchansi) (F)
Tejon Indian Tribe (F)
Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation (F)
Tuolumne Rancheria (F)