“There is no subject of information in which rumor and uncritical tradition hold fuller sway than in this field.” A.L. Kroeber
OUR TRIBAL GOVERNMENT
“The Mission Creek Band of the Mission Creek Reservation"
Constitution and By-Laws
Executive Order(s) dated December 27, 1875; May 15, 1876, May 3, 1877, August 25, 1877, September 29, 1877, January 17, 1880, March 2, 1881, March 9, 1881, June 27, 1882, July 24, 1882, February 5, 1883, and June 19, 1883 set aside the Mission Creek Reservation for the Mission Creek Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians. Thereafter, Congress expressly recognized the bands of Mission Indians in Southern California by their enactment of the Mission Indian Relief Act, of January 21, 1891 and the Indian Appropriations Act of March 1, 1907.
Tribal Administration: (760) 458-1281 P.O. Box 4424 Palm Springs, CA 92263 Admin@missioncreektribe.net
“Cahuilla,” is often written Coahuila, but it is always pronounced “Kawia” and never “Kwawila,” It is a name designation for one dialect groups of the Shoshonean tribe, with no connection to the Spanish term "agua," as in “water," but it is a place or village name of the Shoshonean Luiseno Indians. The meaning in not known, but the word is derived from the place-name proper, Awa, plus the Indian locative case ending -nga. - Kroeber, California Place Names of Indian Origin (1916)