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Set at the foot of the beautiful San Gorgonio and San Jacinto Mountains, the Morongo Indian Reservation spans more than 35,000 acres and overlooks the vistas of the Banning Pass. Resilient and resourceful, the Morongo tribe has had to overcome many adversities.

Latest News

Morongo Donates $100,000 to California Indian Nations College

The contribution to the growing Palm Desert community college is part of its $3,000,000 Campaign to support its unique program integrating Native curriculum into postsecondary education.

MORONGO INDIAN RESERVATION – In its ongoing effort to help educate and prepare the next generation of tribal leaders, the Morongo Band of Mission Indians has donated $100,000 to the California Indian Nations College (CINC) in Palm Desert, CA.

The donation is part of the two-year community college’s $3,000,000 Campaign, launched in April with an initial goal to raise $1 million by December 30, 2021. CINC is working to become the first fully-accredited tribal college in the state of California to offer two-year degrees.

Riders, Ropers Kick Up Some Dust at Morongo’s Annual Rodeo

Riders competed for thousands of dollars in prize money and a shot at qualifying for the BFI Open Team Roping during the Oct. 9 free rodeo at the Morongo Indian Reservation.

MORONGO INDIAN RESERVATION, CALIF. – Amateur and professional ropers and riders competed for cash prizes at the 8th Annual Morongo Open Ranch Rodeo, a free, family-friendly event held on Saturday, October 9 at the Morongo Indian Reservation.

Riders competed for thousands of dollars in prize money and a shot at qualifying for the BFI Open Team Roping during the Oct. 9 free rodeo at the Morongo Indian Reservation.

MORONGO INDIAN RESERVATION, CALIF. – Amateur and professional ropers and riders competed for cash prizes at the 8th Annual Morongo Open Ranch Rodeo, a free, family-friendly event held on Saturday, October 9 at the Morongo Indian Reservation.

Morongo Celebrates 30th Annual Thunder & Lightning Powwow

Competitive dancers and drum groups from across the U.S. and Canada honored ancient songs and dances of Native American tribes.

Morongo Indian Reservation – The beauty and rich traditions of Native American dancing, art, and music were celebrated at the 30th Annual Morongo Thunder & Lightning Powwow, held over three days beginning on Friday, Sept. 24.

To mark its 30th anniversary, the annual powwow hosted by the Morongo Band of Mission Indians was held outdoors under a large, open-sided tent set above a packed field that had served as the powwow grounds in early days of the event.

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Upcoming Events

Oct 08

9th Annual Morongo Open Ranch Rodeo

Rodeo Grounds : 11555 Cottonwood Rd., Morongo Indian Reservation, Banning, CA