Kletsel Dehe Wintun Nation
of the Cortina Rancheria
General location of the Cortina Rancheria
Total population
117 enrolled members,
19 rancheria residents[1]
Regions with significant populations
Colusa County, California
English, formerly Wintu
Related ethnic groups
Wintun (Nomlaki and Patwin), Yokuts

The Kletsel Dehe Wintun Nation of the Cortina Rancheria is a federally recognized tribe of Indigenous people of California.[2] They are Wintun people, who historically spoke Wintuan languages.

They're headquartered in Williams, California,[2] and they have approximately 270 enrolled citizens.[1] They were previously known as the Kletsel Dehe Band of Wintun Indians, Cortina Indian Rancheria, and Cortina Indian Rancheria of Wintun Indians of California.[3]


Charlie Wright serves as their chairperson.[2][4]


The Cortina Rancheria is an Indian reservation in Colusa County, California, at an elevation of 1,312 feet (400 m). The rancheria is 640 acres large in area.[1] It is located about 70 miles northwest of Sacramento[1] and 15 miles west of Arbuckle, California. As of the 2010 Census the population was 21.[5]


The tribe partnered with California State University, Chico, to study water quality and purification systems.[6]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d "Cortina Indian Rancheria". California Indians and Their Reservations: An Online Dictionary. San Diego State University. Retrieved February 6, 2023.
  2. ^ a b c "Kletsel Dehe Wintun Nation of the Cortina Rancheria". Indian Affairs. U.S. Department of the Interior. Retrieved February 6, 2023.
  3. ^ "Kletsel Dehe Wintun Nation of the Cortina Rancheria". National Indian Law Library. Retrieved February 6, 2023.
  4. ^ "Federally Recognized Tribal Contact Information". California Governor's Office of Tribal Affairs. Retrieved February 6, 2023.
  5. ^ https://www.census.gov/2010census/popmap/ipmtext.php?fl=0780[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Kletsel Dehe Wintun Nation Partners with Local University on Water Quality Initiatives". US Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved February 6, 2023.

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