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Ramona Band of Cahuilla

Ramona Band of Cahuilla Indians
View of the Cahuilla Mountains in Anza, California
Regions with significant populations
United States ( California)
English, Cahuilla language[1]
traditional tribal religion,
Christianity (Roman Catholicism)
Related ethnic groups
Cahuilla tribes

The Ramona Band or Village of Cahuilla Mission Indians of California is a federally recognized tribe of Cahuilla Indians, located in Riverside County, California.[2]


The Ramona Indian Reservation was founded in 1893. It is about 560 acres (2.3 km2) large, located in Anza, California at the foot of Thomas Mountain. The land was originally Sauppalpisa territory and was a traditional gathering place for Cahuilla ceremonies.[3]

Ramona Lubo, of whom the novel Ramona may have been named.


The tribe's headquarters is located in Anza, California. Their current tribal chairman is Manuel Hamilton.[4]

See also


  1. ^ Eargle, 111
  2. ^ Pritzker, 120
  3. ^ "Ramona Tribal History." Ramona Band of Cahuilla Indians. (retrieved 13 May 2010)
  4. ^ "Tribal Governments by Area." National Congress of American Indians. (retrieved 13 May 2010)


  • 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.

Further reading

  • James, Harry Clebourne (1968) [1960]. The Cahuilla Indians.   LCC E99.K27 J3 ASIN B0007EJ4OM

External links

  • Ramona Band of Cahuilla Indians, official website
  • Ramona Band of Cahuilla Animated History, YouTube
  • Cahuilla Indian Reservation Cemetery at Find a Grave
  • U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ramona Village

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