Manzanita Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Manzanita Reservation


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The Manzanita Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Manzanita Reservation are a federally recognized Kumeyaay band in California.

Official Tribal Name:  Manzanita Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Manzanita Reservation (last updated 5/4/16)

Address:  P.O. Box 1302, Boulevard CA 91905
Fax:  619-766-4957

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Recognition Status:  Federally Recognized

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Manzanita Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, Mission Indians, Diegueno Mission Indians 

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Region: California

State(s) Today: California

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Confederacy:  Kumeyaay Nation – One of 13 bands. 


Reservation: Manzanita Reservation and Off-Reservation Trust Land 

The Manzanita Reservation is located in the southern Laguna Mountains near Boulevard, in southeastern San Diego County, California, ten miles (16 km) north of the US-Mexico Border. The reservation lies adjacent to both the Campo Indian Reservation and the La Posta Indian Reservation. 

Land Area:  3,579 acres (14.48 km2
Tribal Headquarters:  Boulevard, CA
Time Zone:  Pacific

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Registered Population Today: Approximately 69.

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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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