Pomo of United States


People Group Info

Total Population: 5,500

ROP3 Code: 108106
IMB Affinity Group: American Peoples
Affinity Bloc: North American Peoples
People Cluster: North American Indigenous
Language: English - (eng)
Religion: Christianity
Country of Origin: United States

Majority Located Where

  Hopland, CA - 5,500

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Brief Profile

Historically, the Pomo were the most southerly Native Americans on the California coast not brought under the mission influence of the Catholics in the 18th and 19th century. They consisted of seven sub-tribes: often labeled according to the geographical location. The majority of the Members reside in the counties of Lake, Santa Clara, Contra Costa, Napa, Mendocino, Sonoma, Yolo, Alameda and Los Angeles County due to historic displacement and a lack of educational and employment opportunities.

Their ethnic religion, emphasizing the Bole-Maru, stressed belief in an afterlife and a supreme being. Local dreamers and prophets among the various Pomo groups have guided further evolution, even to this day. Most Pomo now belong to some Christian church, of which the majoirty are not evangelical Christians, but many still fear the consequences of breaking old restrictions.

For more information, see Upper Lake Pomo website.

Prayer Points

  • Pray evangelical Pomo will boldly and unashamedly share the message of Christ via words and deeds with unreached Pomo and other unreached Native American peoples.
  • Pray God will work in the hearts and minds of Pomo to reveal truth found in the message of Christ.
  • Pray Christians will intentionally engage and plant churches among unreached Pomo people.

Resources

J-Film
Global Recordings Network
Online Bible
Native Americans - Worldview and Trends
Online Talking Bible - English
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