Captain Vee-Vee Augustine

The Tribe is descended from its namesake, Captain Vee-Vee Augustine, born in 1820. In the mid 1800s, 22 villages were recorded with a population estimated in the thousands, almost eliminated completely due to disease brought by the Europeans. In 1856, United States Land Office surveyors noted on their maps a Cahuilla Village; this would later be designated as our Augustine Reservation.