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The History of Cathedral City

Cathedral City History

Cathedral City history began with the Cahuilla people (Qawishpa Cahuillangnah), one of the original peoples of Southern California who settled the Coachella Valley approximately 5,000 years ago. They spoke Ivilyuat, a dialect of the Uto-Aztecan language family. In a 1990 census there were only 35 people who could still speak …

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