Published on October 5, 2013 by Amy
The San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California is a federally recognized tribe of Kumeyaay Indians, who are sometimes known as Mission Indians.
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The San Pasqual Reservation (33°12′41″N 116°57′40″W) is a federal reservation, located in northeastern San Diego County, California, near Valley Center. It is made up of five, non-contiguous parcels of land that total 1,379.58 acres (5.5830 km2). The original reservation, founded in 1910, is now the San Diego Wild Animal Park and Lake Wolford. Reservation population is approximately 752, and 435 tribal members live in the general area. 21 people of 214 enrolled members lived there in the 1970s.
The San Pasqual Band is headquartered in Valley Center. They are governed by a democratically elected tribal council. Allen E. Lawson is their current tribal chairperson.
The tribe owns and operates the Valley View Casino, Black and Blue Steakhouse, The Buffet, BLD’s Cafe, Mainstage Bar, Scoops gelateria, and Sweets coffee shop, all located in Valley View.