Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
Cahuilla Indian Reservation
La Jolla Indian Reservation
Morongo Indian Reservation
Pauma Indian Reservation
Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians
Santa Rosa Indian Reservation
Santa Ynez Indian Reservation
Soboba Indian Reservation
Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians
Viejas Indian Reservation
Cabazon Band of Mission Indians
The Cahuilla Indian Reservation is a federally recognized tribe that was established on December 27, 1875 by executive order. The entire reservation is held in trust by the United States Government and consists of 18,884.26 acres; it is divided into land assignments and held in common for the membership. Cahuilla is 325 members strong with approximately 60 homes on the Reservation.
The Cahuilla Indian Reservation is located in a rural Southern California area of Riverside County, adjacent to the township of Anza, CA. The Reservation is approximately 25 miles east of Temecula and 35 miles west of Coachella Valley. The Reservation is comprised of rolling hills, large boulders, and pasture lands of redshank, manzanita, and sagebrush; a true chaparral ecosystem. The Cahuilla Reservation has a major surface water system known as the Cahuilla Creek which runs from the southeastern section to the northwestern section. It is also known as “Paui” (people of the hot springs).
The La Jolla Indian Reservation is a federal reservation of Luiseño Indians in Northern San Diego County, near the community of Valley Center. Their Tribal government consists of a five member Tribal Council, with a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, and a Council Member.
For more information regarding the LaJolla Reservation: http://www.lajollaindians.com
The Morongo Reservation was one of nine small reservations set aside by President Grant by executive order in 1865. In 1983, the path of Morongo’s future changed when tribal members started a modest bingo hall. From this building evolved one of the oldest and most successful Indian gaming facilities in California.
On both community outreach and social education fronts, Morongo has taken a leadership role. To benefit lower income Tribes, Morongo gives generously to AMIHA on an annual basis and to hundreds of local community groups. Today, the region’s governments, businesses, community leaders and groups regard Morongo as a friend and partner.
For more information regarding the Morongo Reservation: http://www.morongonation.org/
Officially established in 1893, today the nearly 6000 acre reservation encompasses only a small portion of the people’s traditional territory, which expands into Northern San Diego, Riverside, and Orange counties.
For more information regarding the Pauma Reservation: http://www.paumatribe.com/
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The Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Indians are the direct descendants of three Cahuilla clans that occupied the areas of Toro Peak, Coyote Canyon/Anza Borrego, Garner Valley, Pinion and present day Santa Rosa Reservation. During winter months the clans would occupy the lower desert canyons. During the harsh summer months, the clans would move to the cooler elevations
The Santa Rosa Reservation was established on February 2, 1907, under authority of the Act of 1891 as amended. The Act of April 17, 1937, authorized the Secretary of Interior to purchase 640 acres to be held in trust for the Tribe. All reservation land is tribally owned and un-allotted, though some of the land is under assignment and has been passed from generation to generation. Currently there are approximately 70 people living on the reservation with a total of 110 tribal members. A Tribal Council governs with members elected to two-year terms.
For more information regarding the Santa Rosa Reservation: http://www.santarosacahuilla-nsn.gov/
For many years, few tribal members lived on the Reservation. It was difficult to live a modern existence on the Reservation without running water or electricity. We began a housing program in 1979 and more tribal members were able to move on to the Reservation.
Thanks to the revenue generated from the tribe’s Chumash Casino Resort, the tribal members are on the path to economic self-sufficiency. Some continue to live on the Reservation and others live in surrounding towns. Today there are 249 residents on the Santa Ynez Reservation and 97 homes.
In the Santa Ynez Valley area, tourism and agriculture continue to be the primary industries. The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians significantly contributes to the tourism industry, bringing in some 6,000 patrons per day to the tribe’s Chumash Casino Resort. Those visitors also bring patronage to the various businesses in the Santa Ynez Valley.
For more information regarding The Santa Ynez Reservation: http://www.santaynezchumash.org/
2014-2015 AMIHA Planned Activities:
Santa Ynez donates it NAHASDA funds back to AMIHA to provide low-income housing opportunities on other Southern California Reservations.
For more information: http://www.soboba-nsn.gov
Ancestors of current Torres-Martinez Tribal members, like all the Coachella Valley Indian Tribes, are Cahuilla Indians. The Torres-Martinez distinguished themselves with their ability to develop water supplies with hand-dug, walk-in wells which helped them accommodate the strict requirements of desert living. These water pits were constructed with terraced sides and were sometimes 100 feet across, able to sustain the Tribe when no other surface water could be found.
The Torres-Martinez Historical District consists of three buildings. Believed to be the oldest standing Indian Agency buildings in California, they were placed on the National Registry of Historical Places in 1973.
For more information: http://www.torresmartinez.org/
For more information please visit http://viejasbandofkumeyaay.org/
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