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Chemehuevi Indian Tribe
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Flag of the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe
Lake Havasu
Total population
700 enrolled members, 300 living on reservation
Regions with significant populations
 United States
( Arizona,  California)
Colorado River Numic language, English
Native American Church, Sun Dance, traditional tribal religion, Christianity, Ghost Dance
Related ethnic groups
other Chemehuevi people

The Chemehuevi Indian Tribe of the Chemehuevi Reservation (Colorado River Numic language: Nüwüwü) is a federally recognized tribe of Chemehuevi people, who are the southernmost branch of Southern Paiute people.

To celebrate their organization under the Indian Reorganization Act, tribal recognition, and ratifying their constitution, the tribe hosts Nuwuvi Days, an annual festival held during the first weekend in June.


The Chemehuevi Reservation (34°24′42″N 114°21′21″W / 34.41167°N 114.35583°W / 34.41167; -114.35583) 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 (12,405 ha) large and has a population of 345.

Economic development

The tribe owns and operates Havasu Landing Resort, Casino and Hotel on Lake Havasu, near Needles, California.


The reservation is served by the Needles Unified School District.

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