Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians of California
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The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians of California is a federally recognized tribe of Mission Indians, located near the cities of Indio and Coachella, in Riverside County, with a part of its reservation land also in the city of Twentynine Palms, in San Bernardino County, California. While many scholars regard the tribe as being Luiseño, the tribe itself identifies as being Chemehuevi.
The Twenty-Nine Palms Reservation ( The area was settled in 1867 by a band of Chemehuevi, whose descendants formed the Twenty-Nine Palms Band. The reservation consists of two geographically separate sections, with the main one in Indio, and the other in the city of Twenty-Nine Palms at .) occupies 402 acres (1.63 km2) in Riverside County and San Bernardino County and was established in 1895.
The larger Cabazon Indian Reservation lies adjacent to the main section of the reservation, mostly to the south and southeast, but surrounding it in every direction except its eastern border. The main reservation lies partly in the service area of the Indio post office (zip code 92201) and partly in that of the Coachella post office (zip code 92236), although it is not part of either city.
Government and programs 
In 1997, the tribe established the 29 Palms Band of Mission Indians Tribal Environmental Protection Agency, in partnership with the US Environmental Protection Agency. The tribe's EPA manages all environmental protection programs on their reservation, including improving water quality.
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