Morongo Band of Mission Indians

Morongo Band of Mission Indians Information

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians is a nation of Cahuilla, Serrano and Cupeño people who have called the San Gorgonio Pass their home for generations. Created in 1865, the Morongo Reservation now spreads across more than 36,000 acres in the beautiful pass separating the San Gorgonio and San Jacinto mountains.

Morongo and the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians secured the landmark 1987 U.S. Supreme Court decision that confirmed the sovereignty of federally-recognized Indian tribes and their right to offer gaming -- a watershed moment in the struggle for self-determination for tribes across the nation.

One of the first tribes to pursue gaming in California with a bingo hall in 1983, Morongo opened its first casino in 1994 and its resort casino in 2004, both along Interstate 10 in Cabazon just east of Banning. Both casinos currently operate with distinct offerings and amenities.

Today, Morongo fuels the regional economy, providing over 3,400 jobs and nearly $3 billion in regional economic activity annually through its successful business ventures in gaming, energy, finance, healthcare, tourism, manufacturing, and other sectors.

Contact information:

Travel Info:

Newsletter Signup

CLICK HERE to sign up for our newsletter and the latest NativeAmerica. Travel news

Newsletter Signup