They are the largest single landowner in Palm Springs and the tribe consists of about 300 individuals! They are a long way from the poor people on most reservations. The lands that you see to the left of the pink Palm Springs area on the map are mountains and canyons that the Indians let visitors enter and explore--for a fee (like they aren't already rich like a Romney). We spent an afternoon hiking the Palm Canyon area and it is really unique.
Palm Canyon is the largest fan palm oasis in the world. Water runs pretty much year-round through the canyon and the native California fan palms thrive. We hiked about four miles round trip and took lots of great pictures: