The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians is a federally-recognized sovereign nation in Northern California with a deep tradition of resiliency, revitalized culture and a strong vision for the future.
Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians
Members of the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians have lived in Northern California for generations, in what is now called Tehama and Glenn counties. Paskenta lands lie between Red Bluff, California, and Stoney Creek, California, west of the Sacramento River.
There were two major divisions of Nomlaki Indians in California: the Hill Nomlaki and the River Nomlaki. The Paskenta Band is Hill Nomlaki. The River Nomlaki occupied the territory east of the Hill Nomlaki in the Sacramento River Valley in present-day Tehama County.