The La Jolla Indian Reservation was established by Executive Order of the President of the United States, Mr. Ulysses S. Grant, on December 27, 1875. However, The Payómkawichum (Luiseño People) have always been here in this area. The La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians is one of six federally recognized Luiseño Tribes in Southern California. The La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians have always been a strong, resilient and resourceful people.
The La Jolla Indian Reservation consists of nearly 10,000 acres located at the base of Palomar Mountain in Northern San Diego County, California. Most of the land is undisturbed wilderness and is covered with many native plants and trees such as Sage, Chia, berries and many oak trees for making wiiwish (acorn pudding). There are also game such as deer and rabbit. These plants and game make up a small portion of our traditional food, all of which are still consumed by tribal members today.