Primary Sources & Further Reading

Primary Sources & Further Reading


We suggest the following source materials for further research on the history of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. Materials are available at the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum library by appointment.

Bean, Lowell J. 1962. Romero Expeditions 1823-1826. Ward Ritchie Press, Los Angeles, CA. ASIN: B000ESLJZ8

Blake, William P. 1857. Explorations and Surveys for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Washington D.C.

Bolton, Herbert E. 1930. Anza's California Expeditions. Berkeley, California. ASIN: B001L9CNPO

Cultural Systems Research, Inc. 1995. Archaeological, Ethnographic, and Ethnohistoric Investigations at Tahquitz Canyon - Palm Springs, California. Menlo Park

Gunther, Jane Davies. 1984. Riverside County, California Place Names: Their Origins and Their Stories. ASIN: B0006EFHT4

Jackson, Helen Hunt. 1884. Ramona. Little, Brown, & Company.

Kray, Ryan M. 2004. Path to Paradise: Expropriation, Exodus, and Exclusion in the Making of Palm Springs. Pacific Historical Review, 73 (2004), 85-126.

Parker, Horace. 1967. Historic Valley of Temecula. Paisano Press. ASIN: B0006C2B7M

Patencio, Francisco. 1943. Stories and Legends of the Palm Springs Indians. Times-Mirror Press, Los Angeles. ASIN: B000KV5WW0

Ringwald, George. ND. Agua Caliente Indians and Their Guardians. Press-Enterprise, Riverside, Calif.

Shaw, Rachel Dayton. 1999. Evolving Ecoscape: An Environmental and Cultural History of Palm Springs, California, and the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation, 1877-1939. University of California, San Diego. Dissertation.

75th Congress, 1st Session. 1937. H.R. 8026: A Bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to lease or sell certain lands of the Agua Caliente or Palm Springs Reservation, California, for public airport use, and for other purposes. Government Printing Office.

76th Congress, 3rd Session. 1940. S. 3137: A Bill to ratify a lease entered into by certain Mission Indians of California. Government Printing Office.