About the Tribe

In 1852, the Treaty with the Dieguino was signed in Santa Ysabel, California with the head men of the Nation of Dieguino Indians. Lands in Southern California were provided for relocation and settlement of the several tribes of Indians including the Santa Ysabel Band of Dieguino Indians, also known as the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel. In 1875, the Santa Ysabel Indian Reservation was established on 15,526 acres of land on the slopes of the Volcan Mountains.

Today, with over 300 Tribal members living on the reservation, the Tribe owns and operates the Santa Ysabel Resort and Casino to provide opportunity and income to help the members improve education and enrich their community.