PREAMBLE to the CONSTITUTION of the POTTER VALLEY TRIBE

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Our Mission

We, the members of the Potter Valley Tribe, pusuant to our inherent sovereignty as a nation, do hereby adopt and establish this
Constitution for the purposes of providing for the health,safety, and welfare of our people, to promote our economy, to preserve, protect, and pass on our culture to future generations, to maintain community harmony, to achieve fairness and justice, to honor our traditions, our ancestors, and our elders, to assert and exercise our sovereignty, to affirm and build natural resources of our  aboriginal land or any other acquired territory, to carry on enterprises for the benefit of our community, and to establish duties and rights of the citizens fo the Potter Valley Tribe living on or off-reservation.

Our Core Values

  • Family and Respect each other
  • Elders and Community members
  • Tradition for kindness and Giving
YEAR
NUMBER OF MEMBERS
POPULATION SERVED (estimates)
SOURCE
Pre 1850
1500
1500
Guerrero, in ASI (2004)
1855
400
400
 
1908
72
?
Office of Indian Affairs
1913
31
?
Membership Roll
1916
53
?
US Census
1993
29
?
Tribal Membership Rolls
1999
31
199
Tribal Membership Rolls
2000
42
100
HUD Housing Needs Inventory
2006
15
34
Tribal Membership Rolls
2019
6
39
Tribal Membership Rolls
HISTORICAL POPULATION OF THE POTTER VALLEY TRIBE
REFERENCES
 
Bell, Neil. (1988). A Brief History of the Redwood Valley Rancheria. Tribal Records, Redwood Valley Rancheria/Reservation, Redwood Valley, CA.
 
ASI. (2004). A Short History of Potter Valley. A report by Archaeological Services, Inc, Kelseyville,CA
 
 
RESOURCES
 
Anthropological Studies Center                (707) 664-2381 Office
Sonoma State University                        (707) 664-4155 Fax
1801 East Cotati Avenue Bldg 29                asc@sonoma.edu
Rohnert Park, CA 94928                        www. sonoma.edu/project/asc
 
 
Northwest Information Center – Historical Resources Information System – Sonoma State University, 1303 Maurice, Rohnert Park, CA 707 664 0880        nwic.center@sonoma.edu