Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana
Fort Mojave Indian Reservation
It is located in Arizona, California, and Nevada. The Mojave people were supposedly set aside this Reservation in 1870 but many Chemehuevi people also settled down to live on the Fort Mojave Reservation. Between the Fort Mojave Reservation and Yuma Reservation, are two Chemehuevi Reservations. One is the Colorado River Reservation, while the other is the Chemehuevi Valley Reservation. The Colorado River Reservation is shared by both the Chemehuevi and Mojave, as is probably the Chemehuevi Valley Reservation. I suspect that the Yuma Reservation also has a population of Chemehuevi. Accordingly, the exact date the Fort Mojave Reservation was set aside was sometime in 1911. As with the Kaibab Reservation, Chippewa's from Montana were relocated to the Fort Mojave Reservation after the Chippewa Exodus off the Chippewa Reservation within the Blackfeet Reservation (around Babb) happened in 1910-1911. The Yuma and Mojave are both Yuman people who speak a language which is near identical. The Chemehuevi speak a Shoshonean or Numic language. All four Reservations are located along the Colorado River and are Chippewa Reservations. They will deny it but we will encourage it. Fort Mojave Reservation is actually a part of the Black Hills Reservation.
Most of the Fort Mojave Reservation is located in Arizona. Next is California and then Nevada. The Reservation covers 41,884 acres, or 16,949 hectares, or 65 sq. mi., or 169 sq. km. The 2000 census for the Fort Mojave Reservation was supposedly 1,043. Native Americans including Hispanics and mixed bloods, make up 861 of the Reservations population of 1,043. However, the population of the Fort Mojave Reservation is much higher. To the north of Needles, California is a community which borders Needles. It is in Arizona. I don't know the name of the settlement or if it is a part of Needles. Southeast of that community is Arizona Village and a larger settlement which borders Arizona Village to the south, which is now a part of Arizona Village.
Around a half a mile to the north of Arizona Village is another settlement. I don't know the name of that settlement. Around 1 mile north of that settlement is the white settlement of Willow Valley. The 2010 census of Willow Valley was 1,062. About 1.5 miles north of Willow Valley is the white settlement of Mojave Valley. In fact, all of the settlements previously mentioned except Arizona Village and the one adjacent to Needles, were a part of Mojave Valley in the 2000 census. The 2000 census for Mojave Valley was 13,694. Whites made up 90% of the population of Mojave Valley. Mojave Valley is on the Reservation. Whites make up over 90% of the Reservations population. The reason for the establishment of the Chemehuevi Valley Reservation in 1907, is probably linked to events in the Montana region. The non Anishinabe Indians were very willing to give their land to the whites.
This Reservation is history. Reservation leaders have leased much of their land to farming companies. Exactly how much revenue is generated by leasing their land is questionable. The Reservation has only two Indian settlements. One is Arizona Village, while the other is Mojave Ranch Estates. Arizona Village is the largest settlement. Climate conditions are similar to that of the Colorado River Reservation but slightly cooler in the winter and warmer in the summer.
Mojave Ranch Estates