The Fort Mohave Indian Lands encompass 6,290 acres in California, 3,860 acres in Nevada and 22,820 acres in Arizona. The land is in Mohave County with 12 miles of the Colorado River running through it. Currently, there are 1,000 members.
The Mohave Indians known as the Pipa Aha Macave or “The People by the River” occupied this area long ago. It is believed that Spirit Mountain, which is located northwest of the Indian Lands today, were where the tribe originated. The Mohave were farmers living in villages. They had established trading with other cultures.
Soon, settlers came to mine and built communities. Battles erupted and in 1859 Fort Mohave was constructed. The fort was a military outpost established to control the Mohave Indians.
Today, the Mohave Indians have taken an aggressive approach to the development of their Indian Land resources, in order to boost their economy. There is a plan to see that this goal accomplished. A long-term lease for the development of a power plant, creation of a master planned community in Nevada, construction of several retail businesses, an R.V. Park and a golf course are all steps in the right direction.
The Fort Mohave Indians are known for their beadwork and basketry.
The land is home to Avi Hotel and Casino in Nevada.
Avi Hotel and Casino Anniversary Days and Pow Wow February
Annual Fort Mohave Indian Days October