Tolowa Dee-Ni’ Nation

140 Rowdy Creek Road
Smith River, CA 95567
Ph: (707) 487-9255
Fax: (707) 487-0930
Chairman: Jeri Thompson
Tribal Affiliation: Tolowa

The Tolowa are a tribe of Native Americans, who still resided in their traditional territories in Northwestern California and southern Oregon. Tolowa are members of the federally recognized Tolowa Dee-Ni’ Nation, Elk Valley Rancheria, Confederated Tribes of Siletz, as well as the unrecognized Tolowa Nation.

The have traditionally spoke the Tolowa language, one of the Athapaskan languages. Their subsistence was oriented around riverine and marine resources and acorns.

Tribal Government Representatives
Denise Padgette
Joseph Giovannetti (Alternate)