The Qawishpa Cahuillangnah–Mountain Cahuilla– known as the Cahuilla Band of Indians, historically lived in the mountainous regions of the Coachella Valley. The sovereignty of the Tribe was recognized by the federal government in 1875. They are located near the Town of Anza on 20,000 acres in the pine-covered Cahuilla Mountains south of the San Jacinto Mountains. It is believed that the Tribe’s first European contact was with Juan Bautista de Anza in 1774 during his first overland expedition. Today, the Cahuilla Band of Indians have several enterprises in the picturesque foothills of the Cahuilla Mountains. Cahuilla Casino Hotel offers gaming and dining at the Ribbonwood Grill specializing in burgers, steaks and sandwiches. Next to the Cahuilla Casino Hotel, the always-open Mountain Sky Travel Center has a convenience store and discounted fuel prices.