Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria
P.O. Box 630
Trinidad, CA 95570
(707) 677-3921 Fax
Chairman: Garth Sundberg
Tribal Affiliation: Yurok, Miwok, Tolowa
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The Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria is a federally recognized tribe located near the City of Trinidad, California.
For thousands of years the Yurok, Wiyot and Tolowa people have lived in the coastal redwood forest region of Northern California. They were fishers, hunters and gatherers who subsisted primarily on salmon, clams, mussels and other ocean fish, as well as deer, elk, and smaller game animals. Assorted berries and tan oak acorns were also food staples. Year-round ceremonies were, and continue to be, central to the Yurok, Wiyot and Tolowa culture bringing families and villages together to give thanks, heal and pray.