California Tribal Courts Directory

Information on individual tribes is taken from Tiller’s Guide to Indian Country (Tiller, Veronica E. Velarde: BowArrow Publishing Company, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2005).

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Most tribes in California are served by the BIA Pacific Regional Office.

To find a list of tribes by county look here for central California; here for northern California; and here for southern California.

In addition, the following tribes which are served by regional offices other than the BIA Pacific Regional Office also have lands in California:

Chemehuevi Indian Tribe of the Chemehuevi Reservation, California (San Bernardino County).

Colorado River Indian Tribes of the Colorado River Indian Reservation, Arizona and California (Riverside County).

Fort Mojave Indian Tribe of Arizona, California & Nevada (San Bernardino County).

Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation, California & Arizona (Imperial County).

Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California (Alpine County).

You can find contact information for the tribes by searching the tribal name in the Tribal Leader’s directory published by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.