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Colorado River Indian Reservation

The Colorado River Indian Reservation is an Native American reservation in the southwest United States. It lies in western La Paz County, Arizona, southeastern San Bernardino County, California, and northeastern Riverside County, California. It has a total land area of Script error: No such module "convert"., and most of it lies within Parker Valley. It also borders the Palo Verde Valley in the southwest boundaries. Tribal headquarters are in Parker, the reservation's largest community.

Established in March 1865 for the "Indians of said river and its tributaries," the Colorado River Indian Reservation straddles a part of the Arizona and California border with Script error: No such module "convert". in Arizona and Script error: No such module "convert". in California. The other Reservation is Fort Mojave Reservation which is located in Arizona.

The reservation's economy revolves around agriculture, recreation, light industry, and government. The Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT) has senior water rights to Script error: No such module "convert". of the Colorado River, which represents nearly a third of the allotment for the state of Arizona.

Census

The 2000 census indicated a resident population of 9,201 persons, of which 3,389 were enrolled tribal members from the Chemehuevi, Mohavi, Hopi and Navajo, which today, collectively form a geopolitical body known as the Colorado River Indian Tribes.

Communities

Casinos

The Colorado River Indian Reservation owns and operates the BlueWater Resort and Casino north of Parker, which opened on October 1999.[1] The casino is in the size of Script error: No such module "convert". and has over 400 slot machines. It also features a 200-room hotel, a Script error: No such module "convert". bingo hall, an indoor water park, movie theater, video arcade, marina, and concert facilities.[2]

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