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José Calistro
Born c. 1838
Marin County, California, USA
Died 1875
Marin County, California, USA
Occupation Chief of Rancho Nicasio

José Calistro (c. 1838 – 1875) was the last chief of the Coast Miwok community who resided at Rancho Nicasio, which was once a Native American rancho that stretched from present-day Nicasio, California to Tomales Bay.[1]

In 1870, he secured the deed to 30 acres of land at Halleck Creek, what was left of the original Rancho, for his community of 500 people to live.[2]


  1. ^ Papina 2008:7; Munro-Fraser 1880:289.
  2. ^ Miller, 106th Congress Report


  • 1870 United States Federal Census, Marin County, California.
  • Miller, George. 2000. Additional Views, 106th Congress Report: House of Representatives, 2d Session, 106-677, Graton Rancheria Restoration Act[1]
  • Munro-Fraser, J.P. History of Marin County, California. Alley, Bowen, 1880.[2]
  • Papina, Anne M. 2008. Nicasio (Arcadia Publishing, 2008).[3]


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