- Manzanita Band of Diegueno Mission Indians
of Diegueno Mission Indians
Total population 67 enrolled members Regions with significant populations United States (California) Languages Religion
Traditional tribal religion,
Christianity (Roman Catholicism)
Related ethnic groups
The Manzanita Reservation is a federal Indian reservation located in southeastern San Diego County, California, near Boulevard, within ten miles (16 km) north of the US-Mexico Border. The reservation is 3,579 acres (14.48 km2) large with a population of approximately 69. It was established in 1893. In 1973, 6 out of 69 enrolled members lived on the reservation.
The Manzanita Band is headquartered in Boulevard. They are governed by a democratically elected tribal council. Leroy J. Elliott is their current tribal chairperson.
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- Shipek, Florence C. "History of Southern California Mission Indians." Handbook of North American Indians. Volume ed. Heizer, Robert F. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1978. 610-618. ISBN 0-87474-187-4.
- Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians, Southern California Tribal Chairman's Association
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