The Hilton H. McCabe papers consist of correspondence, reports, photographs, clippings, legal documents and maps documenting
McCabe's judicial work with allotments, guardianships and conservatorships of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians in
and around Palm Springs, California. McCabe, a graduate of USC's Law School, was appointed as a judge in the Superior Court
in Indio, California in 1953, and then as an appeals court judge in San Bernardino.
Hilton H. McCabe was appointed as a judge in the Superior Court in Indio, California in 1953, and then as an appeals court
judge in San Bernardino. McCabe became heavily involved in land issues involving the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
in Palm Springs, as well as in conservatorship and guardianship issues involving members of the tribe. He features prominently
in author Ed Ainsworth's "Golden Checkerboard", and was also identified by Secretary of the Interior Steward Udall as acting
improperly in the appointment of executors to wills executed by members of the tribe. McCabe was a graudate of the USC's Law
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