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How one of America’s smallest Indian tribes bounced back from the brink of dying out

Ricardo Lopez May 3, 2019

The survival of the Augustine Band dates to one woman in the 1990s. Now, there are a dozen members, a casino, a solar farm and, soon, an organic farm

Amanda Vance, the 32-year-old tribal chair of the Augustine Band of Cahuilla Indians, on a recent weekday settled in for a long afternoon of meetings in the double-wide trailers that make up the tribe’s government buildings

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