The San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians is a member of the Kumeyaay people. The Kumeyaay people are known for their habitats in the San Diego County as well as the neighboring Baja California, Mexico. The San Pascual Band of Mission Indians used to be known for their hunting and gathering activities. The tribe used to live through seasonal hunting because of the resources which were readily available in their area. They were also known as gatherers of berries, gathering whatever they could see over their lands. The tribe speaks their native tongue which comes from the Yuman branch of the Hokan family. The original settlement of the tribe was signed by the former president Ulysses S. Grant in the year 1870. The original land area encompasses not less than 92,000 acres of land which are for the agricultural purposes. The land area that was first granted to them was from the Ramona to Mount Woodson and the Highland Valley up to the Lake Wohlford. In the year 1901, however, many of the traditional native people were evicted out of their homelands. This was because of the failure of the United States Supreme Court to uphold the Indian land treaties that were signed together with the Mexican government. Two years later, in the year 1903, the government then purchased land so some of the Kumeyaay people could settle in the area. After seven years, in the year 1910, the reservations were expanded and the expansion included that of the San Pasqual's lands. The current settlement of the tribe is composed of five other separate, noncontiguous tracts which are in the rolling hills of the Valley Center. There are also two hundred ninety seven members of the tribe. The tribe is currently engaged in several business ventures, the most popular and successful of which is their casino business. Their casino business is known as the Valley View Casino. The Valley View Casino is one of the top ranking Native American Indian-owned casinos in the United States. It has more than one thousand seven hundred fifty slot machines not to mention eighteen table games. The table games include the double deck blackjack and the Pai Gow Poker as well as several dining services. Their restaurants located in the casino itself are of high quality and includes a steak house. There is also a café open twenty four hours a day, seven days a week and is always ready to cater the gamers and families who want to have superb dining experience. The jackpot prize of the casino is up to $55,438.97. The casino also has a special offer for its very important customers who avail of the Players Club. The Players Club members are given special privileges as well as discounts and other services. The casino continues to bring about revenues in the tribal community.
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