Jackson Rancheria is the landbase for the Jackson Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California, a federally recognized tribe of Miwok people, located near Jackson, California. The Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians was first recognized by the federal government in 1898. Over 100 years later the tribe enjoys self-sufficiency and self reliance thanks to the vision and determination of one small Indian woman. Margaret L. (Hughes) Dalton was born in Tuolumne, California to her Native American mother, Tessie Jeff, and her non-Indian father, Clyde Hughes. After completing her ninth grade year at Calaveras High School, she left school and married Earl Dalton, Sr. in 1956, when she was 16 years old. Their dream was to make their small band of Miwuk Indians self-sufficient, not dependent on...'
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