Mesa Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians
|(630 enrolled members)|
|Regions with significant populations|
|United States (California)|
|Traditional tribal religion,
Christianity (Roman Catholicism)
|Related ethnic groups|
|other Kumeyaay tribes, Cocopa,
Quechan, Paipai, and Kiliwa
The Mesa Grande Reservation (Indian reservation located in eastern San Diego County, California, near Santa Ysabel. Founded in 1875, the reservation is 1,803 acres (7.30 km2) large. Approximately 180 of the 630 members of the tribe live on the reservation. In 1973, 24 out of 261 enrolled tribal members lived on the reservation.) is a federal
The Mesa Grande Band is headquartered in Santa Ysabel. They are governed by a democratically elected tribal council. Virgil Oyos is their current tribal chairperson.
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