It is one of the many communities of the Black Hills Indian Reservation. This community is located in the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Many of the citizens of Tule River can trace their origins back to the region between Los Angeles and San Bernardino. They are often referred to as Mission Indians. According to the 2000 census, the population of the Tule River communities is 566. Indians account for 495 of the population of the Tule River communities which includes North Tule River and West Tule River. Mexicans account for 122 of the population, while whites account for 35 of the population. There is a race identification problem at Tule River. There are 159 housing units with nearly all located at Tule River and the remainder (around 20 or so) located at West Tule River and 15 to 20 located at North Tule River. The average household size is 3.5 persons per housing unit. Elevation at Tule River is 1,068 feet above sea level. At West Tule River which is 1.75 miles to the southwest, the elevation is 1,200 feet above sea level. At North Tule River which is a half a mile north of Tule River, the elevation is 2,077 feet above sea level. Tule River Reservation is located within either land cession number 279 or 284. It is linked to the Reservations set aside from land cession numbers 279 or 284. The Reservation numbers are 275, 276, 277, and 278 and 283. They appear to be closer to the 283 Reservation. I'm not certain. Below is a google earth photo of West Tule River.