Ramona Band of Cahuilla

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Ramona Band of Cahuilla Indians
View of the Cahuilla Mountains in Anza, California
Regions with significant populations
United States United States (California California)
Languages
English, Cahuilla language[1]
Religion
traditional tribal religion,
Christianity (Roman Catholicism)
Related ethnic groups
Cahuilla tribes

The Ramona Band or Village of Cahuilla Mission Indians of California is a federally recognized tribe of Cahuilla Indians, located in Riverside County, California.[2]

Reservation[edit]

The Ramona Indian Reservation was founded in 1893. It is about 560 acres (2.3 km2) large, located in Anza, California at the foot of Thomas Mountain. The land was originally Sauppalpisa territory and was a traditional gathering place for Cahuilla ceremonies.[3]

Government[edit]

The tribe's headquarters is located in Anza, California. Their current tribal chairman is Manuel Hamiton.[4]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Eargle, 111
  2. ^ Pritzker, 120
  3. ^ "Ramona Tribal History." Ramona Band of Cahuilla Indians. (retrieved 13 May 2010)
  4. ^ "Tribal Governments by Area." National Congress of American Indians. (retrieved 13 May 2010)

References[edit]

  • Eargle, Jr., Dolan H. California Indian Country: The Land and the People. San Francisco: Tree Company Press, 1992. ISBN 0-937401-20-X.
  • 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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