Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians

Background

The Mesa Grande Reservation is located on 1,803 acres in southern California. In 1998 the tribe purchased an additional 883 acres of land to be used for the construction of tribal housing. The reservation was established in 1875.

The reservation is situated in a remote region of the hills above the forests of Black Canyon, within the Cleveland National Forest. Elevations range to 3,500 feet above sea level.

The tribe is governed by a tribal council that consists of a chairperson, a vice-chairperson, and three council members. Government departments include administration, housing, environmental protection, education, Indian Child Welfare services, and repatriation.

Location

P.O. Box 270
92070 Santa Ysabel, CA

Council Members

Name Position
Virgil Oyos
Chairman