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 (97.22 km2). 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.
The tribe's headquarters is located in Thermal, California. Their current tribal administration is as follows:
- Mary L. Resvaloso, Tribal Chairperson
- Raymond Torres Vice-Chairperson
- Alesia Reed, Secretary
- Magdalena Morreo, Treasurer
- Harvey Duro, Council Member
- Art Lopez, Council Member
- Joseph Mirelez, Proxy Member
Economic development 
The tribe owns and operates the Red Earth Casino in Salton City, California.
The tribe maintains a small (48 interments) cemetery on Martinez Road in Thermal.
See also 
- Bean, Lowell John. "Cahuilla." Heizer, Robert F., volume ed. Handbook of North American Indians: California, Volume 8. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1978. ISBN 978-0-16-004574-5.
- Eargle, Jr., Dolan H. California Indian Country: The Land and the People. San Francisco: Tree Company Press, 1992. ISBN 0-937401-20-X.
- Pritzker, Barry M. A Native American Encyclopedia: History, Culture, and Peoples. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. ISBN 978-0-19-513877-1.
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