Rancho Mirage, California
9 February 2016

Also known as Agua Caliente Indian Reservation, the Indian Canyons in Palm Springs is where the ancestors of the Agua Caliente Cahuilla Indians settled in centuries ago. It has been reserved and maintained well by the new generations of Cahuilla Indians and was opened to public to share what their predecessors have built and their way of living during those times. Today, remains of Cahuilla society such as their house pits, irrigation ditches, reservoirs and food preparation areas still exist in the canyons.

This homeland of the native American Indians is divided into three canyons: the Palm, Andreas and Murray Canyons, which are especially sacred to the Indians today and are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Palm Canyon is considered as the world’s largest California Fan Palm Oasis.

*  *  *