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July 11, 2012

San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California

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The San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California are one of the thirteen bands that originally made up the Kumeyaay Nation of California.

Official Tribal Name: San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California

Address:   P.O. Box 365, Valley Center CA 92082
Phone:  760-749-3200
Fax:  760-749-3200
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Recognition Status: Federally Recognized

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Region: California

State(s) Today: California

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Confederacy: Kumeyaay Nation – One of 13 bands. 

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Although one of the later-acquired reservations in southern California, much of the reservation has been removed from its original location. The original site is now occupied by Lake Wohlford and by an organization dedicated to the preservation of nature, the San Diego Wild Animal Park.

Compensatory land is now in five parcels, totaling 1,500 acres, on dry, scrub oak hills east of Valley Center. At least the lake provides the residents with some water that they would not otherwise have had.

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The coastal country where the Kumeyaay lived and the Salton Sea margins contain archaeological evidence suggesting that they are some of the oldest known Indian-inhabited areas in the United States; middens, or refuse heaps, have been found that date back some 20,000 years. 

Bands, Gens, and Clans

The Kumeyaay were organized along clan lines called Sh’mulq. The clans maintained complex familial, spiritual and militaristic alliances with each other. When threatened by an outside adversary the clans would come togther under a Kwachut G’tag to meet the threat. See Kumeyaay Bands

Related Tribes: See Kumeyaay Bands link, above.

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