On California's Tribal Lands, Protecting Elders Means Putting Customs, Tourism On Pause

 

Gathering elderberries and taking part in the return of the ancestors annual spiritual runs in May 2019.

Curving down the stretch of Highway 20 that hugs the oak-lined shore of Clear Lake, there are no obvious signs that you're near tribal land - except for R Pomo Pumps.

The gas station bears the triangular orange insignia of the Robinson Rancheria Pomo Indians of California. The federally recognized tribe occupies the Robinson Rancheria in Lake County, and has for decades catered to tourists coming through to boat, camp and fish.

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