Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians

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The Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians are a federally recognized tribe of Luiseño who live on the Rincon Indian Reservation in the Valley Center CDP, San Diego County, California. It is one of six such tribes in Southern California that are composed of Luiseño people.[1] The Luiseño are considered one of the groups of the California Mission Indians.

The band developed the Harrah's Resort Southern California (previously known as Harrah's Rincon Resort and Casino) that is located on the reservation, specifically in the city of Funner, California. The tribe is a member of the Indian Health Council, which runs a health clinic adjacent to the reservation.[2]


Rincon Indian Reservation lies in northeastern San Diego County, along the San Luis Rey River.[3] California State Route 76 was constructed north of the reservation. The total area of the reservation is 4,275 acres (1,730 ha).[3]

The population on the reservation is around 1,500.[3] In the 2010 census, 188 people in the Valley Center CDP (census-designated place) self-identified as Native Americans. Tribal enrollment is about 651.[3]

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  • Bean, Lowell J. and Shipek, Florence C. (1978) "Luiseño," in 'California,' vol. 8, ed. Robert Heizer, Handbook of North American Indians (Washington, D. C.: Smithsonian Institution): 550–563.

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Coordinates: 33°16′3″N 116°57′20″W / 33.26750°N 116.95556°W / 33.26750; -116.95556