Fort Mojave Indian Reservation


It is located in Arizona, California, and Nevada. Mojave People were set aside this Reservation in 1870. It is also home to many Chemehuevi People. They are both Comanche-Shoshone or Ojibway. Mexican Linguists named their language family Mexican-Opata Language Family. Comanche-Shoshone is their northern most dialect. American's renamed their language family to Uto-Aztecan Language Family and named their northern most dialect Numic. Between Fort Mojave Reservation and Yuma Reservation, are two Chemehuevi Reservations. One is Colorado River Reservation, while another is Chemehuevi Valley Reservation. Colorado River Reservation is shared by both Chemehuevi and Mojave People, as is probably Chemehuevi Valley Reservation. I suspect that Yuma Reservation also has a population of Chemehuevi People. Mexican Linguists considered Yuman People to speak Mexican-Opata Dialect. American's don't. Accordingly, an exact date Fort Mojave Reservation was set aside is possibly sometime in 1911. As with Kaibab Reservation, Ojibway's from Montana were relocated to Fort Mojave Reservation. On January 14, 1902, chief Rocky Boy sent a letter to President Roosevelt telling him he was leader of landless Chippewa's in various States in the United States and requested for Reservations. They denied his request for Reservations yet agreed to chief Rocky Boy's proposal to allow his Ojibway Subjects to settle on land surveyed or to put it bluntly, to settle on unallotted land within existing Reservations.



Most of Fort Mojave Reservation is located in Arizona. Next is California and then Nevada. Fort Mojave Reservation covers 41,884 acres or 16,949 hectares or 65.0 sq. mi. or 169.0 sq. km. 2000's census for Fort Mojave Reservation was supposedly 1,043. Native Americans including Hispanics and mixed bloods, make up 861 of this Reservations population of 1,043. However, population of Fort Mojave Reservation is much higher. North of Needles, California is a community which borders Needles. It is in Arizona. I don't know it's name or if it is a part of Needles. Southeast of that community is Arizona Village and a larger settlement which borders Arizona Village to it's south, which is now a part of Arizona Village. Around a half a mile north of Arizona Village is another settlement. I don't know it's name. Around 1 mile north of that settlement is Willow Valley which is a white town. 2010's census of Willow Valley was 1,062. About 1.5 miles north of Willow Valley is Mojave Valley which is another white town. In fact, all of these settlements previously mentioned except Arizona Village and that one adjacent to Needles, were a part of Mojave Valley in 2000's census. 2000's census for Mojave Valley was 13,694. Whites made up 90% of Mojave Valley's population. Mojave Valley is within Fort Mojave Reservation. Whites make up over 90% of Fort Mojave Reservations population. Unless Fort Mojave Reservations boundaries are different. Reservation leaders have leased much of their land to farming companies. Exactly how much revenue is generated by leasing their land is questionable. Fort Mojave Reservation has only two Indian settlements. One is Arizona Village, while Mojave Ranch Estates is another. Arizona Village is their largest settlement. Climate conditions are similar to that of Colorado River Reservation but slightly cooler in winter and hotter in summer.



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