The Morongo Band of Mission Indians is a federally recognized tribe. The main tribal groups are Cahuilla and Serrano. Although many tribes in California are known as Mission Indians, some, like those at Morongo, were never a part of the Spanish Missions in California. The Morongo Reservation is located in Riverside County, California. The Morongo Reservation is located at the base of the San Gorgonio and San Jacinto Mountains. It is over 35,000 acres in size. On May 15, 1876, President Ulysses S. Grant established this and eight other reservations in the area by executive order. Approximately 954 of the 996 enrolled tribal members live on the reservation. The name Morongo comes from the Serrano clan Maarrenga'. The first...'
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