Cahto Tribe

Cahto Tribe

About Cahto Tribe

The Cahto (also spelled Kato, especially in anthropological and linguistic contexts) are a indigenous Californian group of Native Americans. Today they are enrolled as the federally recognized tribe, the Cahto Indian Tribe of the Laytonville Rancheria or a small group of Cahto are enrolled in the Round Valley Indian Tribes of the Round Valley Reservation. Cahto is a Northern Pomo word, meaning 'lake', which referred to an important Cahto village site, called Djilbi. The Kato are sometimes referred to as the Kaipomo or Kato people. The tribe controls the Laytonville Rancheria, also known as the Cahto Rancheria, a federal Indian reservation of Cahto and Pomo people. The rancheria is 264 acres large, and located three miles west of Laytonville in Mendocino County. It was founded in 1906.

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