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Fort Mojave Indian Tribe

Originally named the Pipa Aha Macav, the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe has inhabited this part of the Tri-State area since time immemorial. The Tribe changed its name when it adopted its Constitution and by-laws in 1956. The goals of the present day Tribal government is to ensure its heritage and culture to all members of the Tribes both present and future generations. Currently the Tribe covers about 42,000 acres in Arizona, California and Nevada.

Pipa Aha Macav, people along the river, lived along the banks of the Colorado River since time immemorial. Their teaching's say all things created come from the Great Spirit Mountain, located northwest of the reservation. Matavilya, the Mojave spirit, placed the plants, animals and Colorado River on earth and civilize the Pipa Aha Macav.

Things to Do

Spirit Mountain Casino located on the Fort Mojave reservation, is full of Nevada style gaming facilities along with a bar, grill, mini-golf course, driving range and gift shop. Link to page

Mojave Resort Golf Club has cleverly fingered bunkers and makes thoughtful use of it’s environment, providing a desert golf experience with it’s own unique style. Link to page

Annual Events

Avi Resort & Casino Anniversary Days and Pow Wow
Location: Laughlin, NV
Date: February
Information: (702) 535-5530

Annual Fort Mojave Indian Days
Location: Needles, CA
Date: October
Information: (760) 629-4591

Where to Stay

Avi Resort & Casino contains a casino, hotel, golf course, 260 sport RV park, three restaurants, two bars, a lounge, a beach club, a movie theater and offers catering and banquets, nightly entertainment and special events and a kids’ arcade with childcare. Link to page

Location and Nearby Communities


The Fort Mojave Indian Reservation is located along the Colorado River in the vacinity of Needles, California.  The Reservation covers nearly 42,000 acres in the tri-state area of Arizona, California, and Nevada.

Nearby Communities:

Bullhead City


Contacting the Tribe

Tribal Government
500 Merriman Ave.
Needles, CA 92363
(760) 629-4591

Visitor Information:
(760) 629-4591

Contact Information

500 Merriman Avenue
Needles, CA 92363

Phone: (760) 629-4591
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