The Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians is one of more than 20 independent communities that comprise the Pomo people. Ancestors of the Pomo people lived in the area of Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake counties thousands of years ago. Descendants of the early Pomo people continue as a Tribe in the Alexander Valley, and today are known as the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians.
The hunting/gathering Pomos in the Dry Creek area historically used regional plants and game for food, including clams, fish and abalone collected on trips to the coast during summer. But their primary food source was acorns, which were gathered, stored, and processed throughout the season.