Perhaps there is no better real-life example of a people’s resolve and tenacity than that of the Augustine Band of Cahuilla Indians. The Tribe’s success can be attributed to profound courage in the face of adversity.
Congress formally established the Augustine Reservation on December 29, 1891. Yet, the Ancient Cahuilla People were the first known inhabitants more than 3,000 years ago of the area now known as the Coachella Valley. The Tribe is descended from its namesake, Captain Vee-Vee Augustine, born in 1820.
A Culture of Service
As we look ahead with great anticipation, our commitments prevail: to our culture, community, and contribution as well as to prosperity and promise. Above all, the Augustine Band of Cahuilla Indians is dedicated to shaping a lasting legacy. Today, and for many future generations.