Pauma Band of Luiseno Mission Indians

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Pauma Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pauma and Yuima Reservation
Total population
enrolled tribal members,
186 reservation population (2011)[1]
Regions with significant populations
 United States ( California)
English, Luiseño
Related ethnic groups
other Luiseño people[2]

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.[2] 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.[3]


The Pauma and Yuima Reservation (33°21′48″N 116°57′18″W / 33.36333°N 116.95500°W / 33.36333; -116.95500Coordinates: 33°21′48″N 116°57′18″W / 33.36333°N 116.95500°W / 33.36333; -116.95500), 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.[1] The Pauma and Yuima Reservation was established in 1872.[2] The adjoining Pala Indian Reservation lies at its western border. The closest community is Valley Center, lying southwest of the reservation.

Economic development[edit]

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.[4] Revenues from gaming are used to support health, welfare and education of their people, as well as for infrastructure.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Pauma Indian Reservation." SDSU: California Indians and Their Reservations. 2011. Retrieved 29 Oct 2012.
  2. ^ a b c Pritzker 131
  3. ^ "Pauma Tribal Council." Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians. Retrieved 29 Oct 2012.
  4. ^ "Casino Pauma." 500 Nations. Retrieved 29 Oct 2012.


  • Pritzker, Barry M. A Native American Encyclopedia: History, Culture, and Peoples. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. ISBN 978-0-19-513877-1

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