Mono People

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Tribal Headquarters[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Brief Timeline[edit | edit source]

1850's: Encroachment by settlers and prospectors

1910s Three Rancherias established for the Mono

Additional References to the History of the Tribe[edit | edit source]

Frederick Webb Hodge, in his Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico, gave a more complete history of the Mono tribe, with estimations of the population of the tribe at various time periods.

Bands of the Mono Tribe and Their Reservations / Rancherias[edit | edit source]

Big Sandy group -- Big Sandy Rancheria

Cold Springs group -- Cold Springs Rancheria
federally recognized

Northfork Rancheria

Records[edit | edit source]

The majority of records of individuals were those created by the agencies. Some records may be available to tribal members through the tribal headquarters.They were (and are) the local office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and were charged with maintaining records of the activities of those under their responsibility. Among these records are:

Tribe Agency

Location of

Original Records

Pre-1880 Correspondence

M234 RG 75 Rolls

Roll Number




Post-1885 Census

M 595 RG 75 Rolls

Roll Number




Mono California Superintendency, 1849-80 Washington D.C. 32-52 - 13

Important Websites[edit | edit source]

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

  • California Indians and Their Reservations: An Online Dictionary. Available online.

References[edit | edit source]