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Cabazon Band of Mission Indians
Total population
38 enrolled members
Regions with significant populations
United States (California)
English, Cahuilla language
traditional tribal religion,
Christianity (Roman Catholicism)
Related ethnic groups
Cahuilla tribes

The Cabazon Band of Mission Indians is a federally recognized tribe of Cahuilla Indians, located in Riverside County, California.


The Cabazon Indian Reservation was founded in 1876. It occupies 1,706 acres (690 ha) located in Coachella, 7 miles (11 km)* from Indio, California and 18 miles (29 km) from Palm Springs. Population on the reservation is approximately 806. The Twenty-Nine Palms Reservation is located immediately to its northwest.

Programs and economic development

The Cabazon Band of Mission Indians introduced high-stakes bingo to their state, after they won the pivotal court case, California v. Cabazon Band. The tribe has no unemployment.

The Cabazon Band owns Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, 250 room hotel, POM Restaurant, Pizza Kitchen, The Bistro, Fresh Grill Buffet, JOY Asian Cuisine, a Starbucks, and several casual dining areas, located in Indio. The resort also featured Eagle Falls Golf Course.

The Cabazon Cultural Museum is open to the public, free of admission, Mondays to Saturdays. Since 1981, the tribe has hosted the annual Indio Powwow, with dancing, Cahuilla bird singing, drum competitions, and peon games.

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