Chemehuevi Indian Tribe of the Chemehuevi Reservation

Chemehuevi Indian Tribe of the Chemehuevi Reservation

About Chemehuevi Indian Tribe of the Chemehuevi Reservation

The Chemehuevi are a federally recognized Native American tribe enrolled in the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe of the Chemehuevi Reservation. They are the southernmost branch of Paiutes. The Chemehuevi Reservation is located in San Bernardino County, California bordering Lake Havasu for 25 miles (40 km) and along the Colorado River. The reservation is 30,653 acres (124.05 km) large and has a population of 345. 'Chemehuevi' has multiple interpretations. It is considered to either be a Mojave term meaning 'those who play with fish;' or a Quechan word meaning 'nose-in-the-air-like-a-roadrunner.'