Wappo FAQ


County Executive Office

Tran 2014

Napa County is party to a federal lawsuit re: tribal recognition. The County's position: We support tribal recognition only through Congress. We oppose Las Vegas casino-style gaming in Napa Valley.

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Has there been a federal court ruling?
How do tribes typically get recognition?
Why and when did Congress terminate the Wappo's tribal status?
Why are the Wappos seeking re-recognition through the Court?
How do Native Americans acquire land in trust?
What uses could the Wappos have on trust land?
How do Native Americans acquire land in California for gaming?
Have the Wappos said they want gaming?