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Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation
Total population
(36 rancheria population (2011))
Regions with significant populations
 United States ( California)
Languages
English, Patwin
Related ethnic groups
other Wintun peoples

The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation is a federally recognized tribe of Wintun people, specifically Patwin people or southern Wintun, in Yolo County, California. They were formerly known as the Rumsey Indian Rancheria of Wintun Indians of California.

Reservation

The tribe's reservation is the Rumsey Rancheria, a federally recognized ranchería in the Coast Range. Established in 1907, the rancheria is 185 acres large.

Culture

The Yocha Dehe Wintun are Patwin people, whose traditional territories are near the Sacramento River valley. The Patwin language is a Penutian language. Traditional subsistence included fishing king salmon, harvesting acorns, hunting, and gathering vegetables.

Economic development

The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation owns and operates the Cache Creek Casino Resort, which included a hotel, spa, and golf course, as well as several restaurants: C2 Steak and Seafood, Chang Shou, The Sports Page, Harvest Buffet, Canyon Cafe, The Deli, Asian Kitchen, Sweets Etc., and Loco Express, all located in Brooks. The tribe also has several agricultural interests, such as growing wine grapes and arbequina olives. Seka Hills is the brand of the tribe's olive oil.


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