20,000+ people and businesses lease land from tribe members — the largest such arrangement in the country.

Desert Sun / USA Today (in 2016) published a 5-part editorial that conveys the full story behind leased land; including its checkered history, current state, and future possibilities, as well as its impact throughout the Palm Springs vicinity.    

Below are the links to each insightful article:

1/2 of Palm Springs is Rented Land [+]

Buyers, Sellers + Clever Investor [+] 

Historic All-Women Council [+] 

Decades of Discrimination [+] 

Trapped in an Outdated System [+]

The all-woman Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians tribal council, elected in 1954.

(Photo: Photo provided by the Palm Springs Historical Society)

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