Chief Solano Chapter

Daughters of the American Revolution

Vacaville, California

Organized: October 15, 1966

Carol Rossiter, Regent of Chief Solano Chapter, welcomes you to our chapter website.

God, Home and Country






Chief Solano Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution received its name from Chief Solano who was the leader of the Suisuni Indian Tribe, a Patwin people of the Suisun Bay region of California. He was born about 1800 and named Sem-Yeto which means "brave or fierce hand." He was christened at Mission Solano and given the Spanish name Francisco Solano. History tells us that as an adult Chief Solano was about six feet seven inches tall and both handsome and brave. He became a friend and ally to General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo and was entrusted with military and peacemaking missions.

The statue above is of Chief Solano that stands in front of the new Solano County Government Building on Texas Street in Fairfield, California. Carey Matthews, HODAR of Past Regent, Janie Matthews, made the photograph above on November 11, 2006, Veterans’ Day, after the Parade that our Chapter participated in to celebrate Veterans’ Day. A World War II Veteran in the U.S. Navy WAVES who is a member of our chapter was a Grand Marshal in that parade.                                                             

Photograph courtesy of Carey Matthews
Copyright © 2006 Carey Matthews


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Last update June 30, 2013

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