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Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians
Total population
(168 tribal members on the rancheria,
285 enrolled (1995))
Regions with significant populations
 United States ( California)
English, Central Sierra Miwok language
Related ethnic groups
other Miwok and Yokut peoples

The Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians is a federally recognized tribe of Yokuts and Miwok people in Tuolumne County, California. The Tuolumne Band are central Sierra Miwok people. Annually, in September, the tribe holds an acorn festival and intertribal gathering.


Photographs, with captions, of acorn cache and Mary Longfellow pounding acorns at Tuolumne reservation, Tuolumne... - NARA - 296280 (cropped)
A Tuolumne boy stands next to several acorn silos, 1937

The Tuolumne Rancheria (37°58′51″N 120°14′17″W / 37.98083°N 120.23806°W / 37.98083; -120.23806) is a 336-acre federal Indian reservation in Tuolumne County, at the western base of the Sierra Nevada. It is located near Yosemite National Park. The rancheria was established in 1910, and had a population of 150 in 1990. In 1995 the population was 168. The reservation lies in and just north of the township of Tuolumne. Other nearby communities include Twain Harte, Soulsbyville, and Mono Vista.

Economic development

The Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians own and operate the Black Oak Casino, Black Oak Cafe, Seven Sisters Restaurant, The Mill bar, Kingpins, Willow Creek Lounge, Manzanita Bar, the Underground Arcade, and Brunswick Bowling Center in Tuolumne.

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