The Agua Caliente and Palm Springs are inextricably intertwined: The tribe’s reservation is shaped like a checkerboard, with southern California’s preeminent resort town perched on top. Every other square mile belongs to the tribe’s members and the next to the city.
Is Palm Springs on Native American land?
The Agua Caliente Indian Reservation encompasses approximately 28,000 of land in the western Coachella Valley, including portions of Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, and unincorporated areas of Riverside County.
Does the Cahuilla tribe still exist?
Members of the Cahuilla tribe have long resided in the area of southern California where the present reservation exists. The language of the Cahuilla people belongs to the Takic branch of the Uto-Aztecan greater linguistic family. Elder reservation residents continue to speak their ancestral language.
What does fee land mean in Palm Springs?
What is a land fee home in Palm Springs? Quite simply, a land fee home is a home where you own the land and the structure that is on it. In Palm Springs and Cathedral City, these freehold properties can be up to 20% more expensive than a leasehold property.
Who can buy a house on an Indian reservation?
Almost no one on the reservation can afford to build a home, because no one can get a mortgage. And no one can get a mortgage because the property on the reservation is held in trust by the federal government; most of it also is “owned” communally by the tribe.
What religion did the Cahuilla tribe follow?
In time many Cahuilla converted to Catholicism and others to Protestantism. Today the Cahuilla still maintain elements of their traditional beliefs and practices.
Is Cherokee Indian?
About 200 years ago the Cherokee Indians were one tribe, or “Indian Nation” that lived in the southeast part of what is now the United States. During the 1830’s and 1840’s, the period covered by the Indian Removal Act, many Cherokees were moved west to a territory that is now the State of Oklahoma.