The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians is a long-standing member of the Coachella Valley and Morongo Basin Communities. As a sovereign tribal nation, the Tribe has been fortunate enough to have successful economic enterprises on its Reservation lands that support its tribal government and the general welfare of its membership. The Tribe operates multiple business entities and employs over 520 team members that reside within our local communities. As a local philanthropic leader, the Tribe continues to give to local community organizations that address youth development, higher education, combating homelessness, protection of cultural resources and environmental stewardship. As a Chemehuevi people, the Tribe is committed to the preservation of its heritage and the well-being of its community.    

4th of July event at Tortoise Rock Casino!

The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians proudly commemorates our Veterans in partnership with MCCS Twenty-Nine Palms. Special thank you Darrel Mike and other local dignitaries in attendance such as:

  • Third District Supervisor – Dawn Rowe

  • Councilmember O’Gilvie

  • Councilmember Wright 

  • Joel Klink, Mayor – Twentynine Palms

  • Frank Luckino, City Manager – Twentynine Palms

  • Kimberly Pope, Community Affairs – 29 Palms Marine Base

"Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians receives the National Park Service’s Underrepresented Community Grant"

“The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians (Tribe) was recently awarded the National Park Service’s Underrepresented Community Grant. This grant is funded by the Underrepresented Community grant program, through the Historic Preservation Fund, and administered by the National Park Service, Department of Interior. This project is an addition and update to the original nomination for the Oasis of Mara in order to include the nearby Chemehuevi Burial Ground and form a wider landscape designated as a district in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).

The addition of the Chemehuevi Indian Burial Ground to the Oasis of Mara nomination for the NRHP will allow the Tribe to share their history with the local community, visitors to the area and preserve the sacred landscape for their descendants. During the process, the Tribe will reach out to the other associated Tribal communities to protect this important cultural landscape. For any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Tribal Historic Preservation Office at (760) 775-3259 or by email at sbliss@29palmsbomi-nsn.gov.”

Chemehuevi Indian Burial Ground