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Torres-Martinez Desert
Cahuilla Indians
Total population
(4,146 people living on the reservation)
Regions with significant populations
United States United States (California California)
English, Cahuilla language
traditional tribal religion,
Christianity (Roman Catholicism and Protestantism)
Related ethnic groups
Cahuilla and Chemehuevi tribes

The Torres-Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians is a federally recognized tribe of Cahuilla and Chemehuevi Indians, located in Imperial and Riverside counties in California. Their autonym is Mau-Wal-Mah Su-Kutt Menyil, which is said to mean "among the palms, deer moon."

Torres-Martinez Indian Reservation

The Torres-Martinez Indian Reservation is a federal reservation in Imperial and Riverside Counties, with a total area of 24,024 acres (9,722 ha). It was established in 1876 and was named for the village of Toro and the Martinez Indian Agency. In 1970, 42 of the 217 enrolled tribal members lived on the reservation. As of the 2010 Census the population was 5,594.

Economic development

The tribe owns and operates the Red Earth Casino in Salton City, California.

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