Susanville Indian Rancheria

The Susanville Indian Rancheria is located in a rural area in Northeastern California, approximately 85 miles north of Reno, Nevada, and is situated along the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  The political entity of the Rancheria represents four tribes–the Northeastern Maidu, Northern Paiute, Northern Washoe and Pit River peoples each with their own native language.

Only 5% of the population can speak their native language.  In 2014 and 2013, the Rancheria received a grant from ACTA’s Living Cultures Grants Program to support the Native Song Preservation project to record traditional songs and lullabies of the Maidu and Paiute languages.  These recordings will be provided to schools and families in order to immerse the younger generations in the languages and to encourage preservation of these languages.