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Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians
Total population
(522[1])
Regions with significant populations
United States United States (California California)
Languages
Luiseño, English, and Spanish
Religion
Traditional tribal religion, Christianity
Related ethnic groups
other Luiseño tribes, Ajachmem (Juaneño),[2] Cupeño, Cahuilla, Serrano, Gabrielino-Tongva, and Chemehuevi[3]

The Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians is a federally recognized tribe of Cahuilla and Luiseño people, headquartered in Riverside County, California. On June 18, 1883, the Soboba Reservation was established by the United States government in San Jacinto.[4] There are five other federally recognized tribes of Luiseño people in southern California.

History[edit]

Contact and change[edit]

The Luiseño Indians first encountered Europeans acting as missionaries, and the Luiseno allowed them to come through their community because they were literate.[citation needed] Writers passed through the San Jacinto valley where the Luiseňo were settled and recorded much of their culture. Along with missionaries and soldiers were a part of the 1776 Juan Bautista de Anza expedition overland to and through Las Californias sponsored by Spanish monarchy. took the Luiseňo homeland and claimed it theirs for the San Antonio de Pala Asistencia cattle rancho.

According to Father Jose Sanchez: "Proceeding in the same direction, we stopped at Jaguara, so called by the natives, but by our people San Jacinto. This is the rancho for the cattle of Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, distant from Temecula about eleven or twelve leagues."

Soboba reservation[edit]

The reservation was given back to the Luiseňo after the United States Government took control of California. An Executive Order established the Soboba reservation June 19, 1883.

Community[edit]

The members of the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians have built a self-sustaining community. Their work includes agriculture and entertainment. Because of the businesses that they created, the economy of Soboba is strong.[5]

The tribe has built their own schools, including Noli Indian School, which serves grades twelve.[6] They have also created non-profit organizations and a charity with the money they have made from all of their businesses.

Accomplishments and economy[edit]

Agriculture[edit]

The Soboba began their economy with agriculture, starting with apricots. Over time, they developed the land surrounding the reservation. The members of the tribe worked their way outside of their own community and working in the citrus industry. This agricultural industry allowed them to build their economy and expand.

Soboba Casino[edit]

Soboba Casino, 2007, with earlier design inset

In the late 20th century, the Soboba established a gaming casino to earn profits for economic development and for the support of their people. Under California and federal gambling laws, they could operate a gaming casino on their reservation, which is sovereign territory.

This casino is a premier gaming spot in California for many. It is located about 100 miles (160 km) from Los Angeles, and it attracts people from all over California. Soboba Casino is the biggest source of income for the tribe, and continues to grow every day.

Entertainment attractions[edit]

Soboba has also developed a country club, which hosts golf tournaments and has a condominium resort. This resort opened May 2008. From 2009 to 2012, the resort held the Soboba Golf Classic.

Tribal government[edit]

Enrollment[edit]

Membership of the tribe is determined by birth. Although a member is not required to live or be born on the reservation, each must be a documented descendant of another member. Being a member of the tribe entitles one to voting rights for the government of the tribe.

Offices[edit]

The government is administered by five tribal council members. The tribal chairman is the highest position of power and is elected by a popular vote of members of the tribe. The vice chairwoman, secretary, treasurer, and member at large are put into position by demand of the elected council.

The tribal government makes business decisions and laws for the Soboba reservation. Elections are held like general elections in the United States, and absentee ballots are available upon prior approval.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "California Indians and Their Reservations: P. SDSU Library and Information Access. (retrieved 24 Dec 2010)
  2. ^ Hinton, 28-9
  3. ^ Crouthamel, S. J. "Luiseño Ethnobotany." Palomar College. 2009 (retrieved 24 Dec 2010)
  4. ^ Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians.
  5. ^ "Tribal Economy." Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians. (retrieved 24 Dec 2010)
  6. ^ "Soboba Celebrates." Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians. (retrieved 24 Dec 2010)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°46′39″N 116°52′52″W / 33.77750°N 116.88111°W / 33.77750; -116.88111


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Idyllwild Town Cier
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:37:30 -0800

The Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians gave $15,000, his largest contribution, and Michael Lumary of Home Energy Solutions gave $10,000. Lane did receive four other contributions greater than $5,000, another four between $3,000 and $5,000, and six ...
 
Press-Enterprise
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 00:03:45 -0800

SAN JACINTO – For the past six years, Four Seasons at Hemet and the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians have provided toys, gift cards and treats to United States Marines stationed at 29 Palms' A Company Electronic School. In 2015, the C Company and the ...

Press-Enterprise

Press-Enterprise
Fri, 15 Jan 2016 18:24:27 -0800

Estrada is environmental manager for the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians. His partner of almost six years, Andrew Vallejos, also works for Soboba as its sponsorship and higher education coordinator. “I had a natural interest in the environment because ...

Press-Enterprise

Press-Enterprise
Fri, 22 Jan 2016 15:48:00 -0800

“I ride for fun at all the local tracks and at Soboba,” said 8-year-old Andrew, who is a tribal member of the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians. “I love the hills in the reservation.” KTM Jr. Supercross Challenges give 7- and 8-year-old boys and girls the ...

The East County Californian

The East County Californian
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 19:11:15 -0800

... draw even more dancers competing this year, representing the Kumeyaay Nation from the local region; the Blackfeet tribe of Montana; the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians in San Jacinto, as well as the Yaqui and Chippewa, Navajo, Crow and Quiche Maya, ...
 
Benzinga
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 16:27:45 -0800

Soboba Casino is proudly owned and operated by the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians. Come join us for all the fun and then some! Soboba Casino. Where Everybody Goes to Play! For more information visit: soboba.com. Soboba Casino: 23333 Soboba ...

PR Newswire (press release)

PR Newswire (press release)
Tue, 27 Oct 2015 10:15:00 -0700

When all of the official overseers or "stewards" tally sheets were added together and certified, adjudicator Michael Empric took the stage to officially announce and present the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians Tribal Vice-Chairman, Isaiah Vivanco ...

Indian Country Today Media Network

Indian Country Today Media Network
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:32:18 -0800

The downpours that lashed drought-stricken Southern California late last year wreaked havoc on the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians, and on January 27 President Barack Obama declared a major disaster for the California reservation, which was ravaged by ...
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