A City Within A Reservation
Alejo Patencio, the Tribe’s net (or traditional leader), dies. Tribal leader Francisco Patencio assumes the responsibilities of this role.
The Agua Caliente Band constructs a new bathhouse at the Hot Spring in response to Palm Springs’ increasing popularity with health seekers and the Hollywood film industry.
The City of Palm Springs is incorporated. It forms a checkerboard pattern of odd numbered squares within the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation.
Revered shaman and ceremonial leader, Pedro Chino, dies at well over one hundred years old. Famous as a powerful spiritual leader and healer, he had long fought for traditional rights and tribal political autonomy.