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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Exploring Palm Springs: Indian Heritage

In my fifth installment of "Exploring Palm Springs", I would be remiss if I didn't mention the original residents of the Palm Springs area. The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians are a very well established, organized tribe. Oh and very wealthy too. Among other things, they own hotels and casinos, such as the Spa Resort Casino (see left). They are an integral part of the Palm Springs community, and very supportive of the city government. They are know for being very generous, although their casino slot machines have not paid out millions to me as yet. On a bed of nails, I wait.


Aspects of their culture are evident throughout the city. Above: Statues downtown: "Two Cahilla Women" & "Young Cahuilla Maiden"

Above left: Agua Caliente Cultural Museum downtown on Palm Canyon Drive. and above right: Indian Canyon Golf Club.


A few photos from my afternoon at home:

Beneath the Palm trees in the back yard. Above left: Morning & above right: late afternoon, you almost need to squint from the sun while looking at this photo.

The cool, refreshing waters in my pool. The difference is the time of day and the way the sunlight hit the water. I love the way the water looks. I'm ready to take "the Nestea plunge" (obscure 70's TV commercial reference there). Thanks for stopping by today for this brief post.
-Rick Rockhill

9 comments:

Scott said...

Aaahhh, the "Nestea plunge"...only to be preceded by the "Big Mac sack attack"! Thanks for sharing Palm Springs with us Rick! I've either been to or been by some of the places you are highlighting and it's really making me want to go back for another visit.

karma lennon said...

Oooohhhhh I love the photos of the water. Very pretty.

TWISI said...

Two Cahilla Women is beautiful!

Canadian flake said...

awwww wonderful pics as always. I laughed at your reference to the Nestea plunge being an obscure TV reference. Up here in Canada, there is still a commercial that plays where the guy is on a tennis court and takes the Nestea plunge...so see? old isn't always bad..roflmao.

david santos said...

Thanks for your work and have a good day

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EBEZP said...

Those water pics are great Rick

Burfica said...

OMGGGGGGGGG I feel so old. I remember that commercial all to well.

Queen of Dysfunction said...

Once again you have posted terrific photos that make me green with envy. I want to go check out the Agua Caliente Indians now...

Stephen Rader said...

Oh, how I want to take a Nestea Plunge into that true, blue water. Yum!!!

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