The Morongo Band of Mission Indians
The Morongo Tribe, set at the foot of the San Gorgonio and San Jacinto Mountains, thrives on a 35,000 acre reservation, overlooking the vistas of the Banning Pass in California. The tribe owns the $250 million Morongo Casino, Resort, & Spa, one of the largest tribal gaming facilities in the nation. In diversifying into the non-gaming business, Morongotribe has become the largest private sector employer in the Banning-Beaumont region and is a major contributor to the Coachella Valley economy, employing more than 3,000 people.
Established in 1865, the Morongo Indian Reservation was one of nine small reservations created by President Ulysses S. Grant by executive order in 1876.
With its diversification into non-gaming businesses, the tribe has become the largest private sector employer in the Banning-Beaumont region and is a major contributor to the Tribal Loan Company, LLC