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Mesa Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians

Mesa Grande Band
of Diegueño Mission Indians
Total population
630 enrolled members[1]
Regions with significant populations
United States (California)
Languages
Ipai,[2][3] English
Religion
Traditional tribal religion,
Christianity (Roman Catholicism)
Related ethnic groups
other Kumeyaay tribes, Cocopa,
Quechan, Paipai, and Kiliwa

The Mesa Grande Band of Diegueño Mission Indians of the Mesa Grande Reservation is a federally recognized tribe of Kumeyaay Indians,[4] who are sometimes known as Mission Indians.

Contents

  • Reservation 1
  • Government 2
  • Notes 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Reservation

The Mesa Grande Reservation () is a federal Indian reservation located in eastern San Diego County, California, near Santa Ysabel. Founded in 1875,[4] the reservation is 1,803 acres (7.30 km2) large. Approximately 180 of the 630 members of the tribe live on the reservation.[1] In 1973, 24 out of 261 enrolled tribal members lived on the reservation. The reservation was founded in 1875.[2]

Government

The Mesa Grande Band is headquartered in Santa Ysabel. They are governed by a democratically elected tribal council. Mark Romero is their current tribal chairperson.[5]

Notes

  1. ^ a b "California Indians and Their Reservations: M. SDSU Library and Information Access. (retrieved 27 May 2010)
  2. ^ a b Shipek, 612
  3. ^ Eargle, 118-9
  4. ^ a b Pritzker, 146-7
  5. ^ "Tribal Governments by Area." National Congress of American Indians. (retrieved 27 May 2010)

References

  • 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.
  • Shipek, Florence C. "History of Southern California Mission Indians." Handbook of North American Indians. Volume ed. Heizer, Robert F. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1978. 610-618. ISBN 0-87474-187-4.

External links

  • Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians, Southern California Tribal Chairman's Association
  • Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians, Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians Official Tribal Government Website
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