For thousands of years, Native American people have lived in the oak forests, rolling hills and grasslands of California’s Capay Valley, tending the natural resources, following ancient wisdom and creating eternal bonds with the land. Their our Tribe is known as the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, named for our ancestral village meaning “Home by the Spring Water.” As they strive to preserve our language and the legacy of our ancestors, they continue to grow in this valley, reflecting a contemporary Native culture rooted in vibrant history and traditions.
Today, Yocha Dehe has more than 11,000 acres of land in the Capay Valley. It is land they are using in ways that suit the unique climate and soil of our region. Much of this land is planted with vineyards, olive trees, and a bounty of carefully nurtured crops. They raise our herd of Black Angus on the Tribe’s 5,340 acres of rangeland, following sustainable grazing and irrigation programs.
As a Tribe, we honor the legacy of our ancestors who lived as a part of the landscape, protecting and preserving the natural balance in their environment. We are committed to teaching our next generations about the circle of life, and that the land will provide for all of us if we continue to respect and care for it well.
19326 County Road 78, Brooks, CA 95606