Pauma Band of Luiseno Mission Indians
|enrolled tribal members,
186 reservation population (2011)
|Regions with significant populations|
|United States ( California)|
|Related ethnic groups|
|other Luiseño people|
The Pauma Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pauma and Yuima Reservation is a federally recognized tribe of Luiseño Indians in San Diego County, California. A total of five other federally recognized tribes of Luiseño are located in southern California.
The Pauma Band is headquartered in Pauma Valley, California. The tribe is governed by a democratically elected four-person council. The current tribal administration is as follows.
- Tribal Chairman: Randall Majel
- Vice Chairwoman: Marlaine R. Bojorquez
- Secretary/Treasurer: Bennae Calac
- Member at Large: Robert Quisquis.
The Pauma and Yuima Reservation (Coordinates: ), also known as the Pauma Indian Reservation, is a federal Indian reservation located in the northeastern corner of San Diego County, near the foothills of Mount Palomar. The reservation is 5,877 acres in size. The Pauma area is the main reservation with two small, unpopulated tracts of land that make up the Yuima reservation. The Pauma and Yuima Reservation was established in 1872. The adjoining Pala Indian Reservation lies at its western border. The closest community is Valley Center, lying southwest of the reservation.
The Pauma Band of Luiseño Mission Indians owns and operates Casino Pauma, Pauma Bay Café, Casino Pauma Deli, Red Parrot Pizza, and the Red Parrot Lounge, all located in Pauma Valley. Revenues from gaming are used to support health, welfare and education of their people, as well as for infrastructure.
- Pritzker, Barry M. A Native American Encyclopedia: History, Culture, and Peoples. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. ISBN 978-0-19-513877-1
- Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians, official website