Tribal Administration : 
Hours: Monday- Friday
 9am - 5pm
(602) 449-1111
P.O. Box 488
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
   The Mission Creek Indian Reservation was set aside for us by Executive Order(s) dated as follows:  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. 
    Enactment of the Indian Appropriations Act of March 1, 1907 provides funding for the welfare of tribes. Mission Creek is named in more than 26 appropriation acts. 

    Our Constitution was completed on December 13, 1959.  On January 4, 1960 Assistant Secretary of the Department of the Interior Roger Ernst, based on the recommendation of Commissioner Glenn L. Emmons formally acknowledged our tribal government.  Amendment(s) were later approved and acknowledged on January 17, 1961 by Assistant Secretary of the Department of the Interior George W. Abbott. 

Member meeting will be held on 

February 26, 2017 @ 3:00 pm



Mission Creeks Official Flag. Mission Creeks Band of Mission Indians flag is displayed at the museum in Riverside California. It stands tall at the Cahuilla Continuum exhibit.

Congress Expressly Recognized  

 Congress expressly recognized the bands of Mission Indians in Southern California, including Mission Creek, by their "Act for the Relief of the Mission Indians in California" on January 21, 1891 and later Indian Appropriations Act of March 1, 1907. 


Kilyinakiktum Mission Creek ,Kauwisikiktum The clan of Captain Jim and his son Will Jim Coachella informants This clan lives North West of  Palm Springs, Mission Creek from which place the Coachella branch is said to have been derived several generations ago.  Kauwis is said to be the place name Mission Creek, Dr Kroeber gives Kawishmu in Serrano language as a small hill east of White Water marking the boundary between the Wanupiapayum and the desert Cahuilla.

Atiaviat. A coyote clan living at Mission Creek (Yamisevul).Atiaviat is said to mean "something big." Miguel Sabatco belongs to the Atiaviat clan. The Atiaviat never married the Morongo, but married Mohiyanim and Mukunpat. The Morongo formerly visited Mission Creek for certain kind of seeds.

Member meeting will be held on

   February 26, 2017 @ 3:00 pm

Law360, Los Angeles (March 29, 2016, 7:40 PM EDT) -- The Mission Creek Band of Mission Indians sued the U.S. Department of the Interior on Monday in California federal court for failing to federally recognize the tribe and seeking an order for 2,560 acres of former reservation to be placed into federal trust.

The Southern California Indian tribe, descendants of a branch of the Southern Paiute who have occupied the Mojave Desert, allege that top officials led by Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell breached their fiduciary duty to Mission Creek

The Mission Creek Band of Mission Indians 

 p.o Box 488 Desert Hot Springs CA 92240