Greenville Rancheria provides many services to the communities of Greenville and Red Bluff. All members of the community, Indian and non-Indian, are welcome.
The Greenville Rancheria is currently located in the Indian Valley at the 3,500 foot level in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Northern California. The Rancheria lies about three miles east of Greenville, California, which has a population of 2000. The tribal government offices have historically been located in Redding, Red Bluff and Greenville, and are currently in Greenville. The Rancheria runs a medical and dental facility in Greenville and Red Bluff to serve tribal and non tribal persons.
History of the Maidu Tribe
The Northern Maidu, the native inhabitants of Plumas, Tehama and surrounding counties, occupied the Feather River region, Sacramento region and its many tributaries. The terrain is mostly forested ridges dotted with high lakes and green valleys. Big Meadows is now Lake Almanor. Indian Valley, Genesee, American and Sierra valleys are now occupied by Plumas County settlements, but once were occupied solely by the Maidu. The areas to the east, namely Mohawk and Sierra valleys were claimed for hunting grounds, containing few, if any, permanent villages due to heavy winter snow. During snow season, the Maidu moved west to Paynes Creek and to the Sacramento River Region.
The Tribal Council's primary office is located in Red Bluff California. The Tribal Council maintains meeting offices in Red Bluff and Greenville. The Tribal Council meets every Wednesday of the month. Tribal Membership meetings are on the 2nd Saturday of the month, meetings are limited to members of the tribe only.
Greenville Rancheria Tribal Health Program
Tribal Environmental Protection Agency
The Tribal Environmental Protection Agency maintains a diverse and comprehensive data base for the Tribe. The primary goal is for the department to protect all natural resources past, present, and future. The remaining goals allow the environment to rebuild itself without man made hazards and attempt to control human effects on the environment.
The Greenville Rancheria's Cultural Department maintains the strictest confidentiality for all Sacred Sites and Repatriation Ceremonies.
It is the intent of the Cultural Department to preserve, protect, and maintain Tribal Cultures, Languages, Customs, Ancestral and Sacred Sites, and Beliefs.
Within our cultural office we have a limited collection of VHS video tapes, and books for children and adults to view and read. There is also a 16mm-35mm microfilm for viewing the 1928-1933 and the 1950-1955 California Judgment Role that will enable the membership to view historical records.
The Cultural Department conducts field surveys in coordination with Environmental Protection Agency Program to review culturally sensitive areas on proposed timber harvest plans, new construction and road construction. These surveys include: