Ramona Band of Cahuilla


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

Ramona Band of Cahuilla
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 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, after whom the novel Ramona may have been named.


The tribe's headquarters is located in Anza, California. Their current Tribal Chairwoman is Danae Hamilton Vega.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Eargle, 111
  2. ^ Pritzker, 120
  3. ^ "Ramona Tribal History." Archived 2010-03-31 at the Wayback Machine Ramona Band of Cahuilla Indians. (retrieved 13 May 2010)
  4. ^ "Tribal Governments by Area." Archived 2010-05-05 at the Wayback Machine 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 readingEdit

External linksEdit

  • 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

Coordinates: 33°36′20″N 116°41′50″W / 33.60556°N 116.69722°W / 33.60556; -116.69722