Torres-Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians
|4,146 people living on the reservation|
|Regions with significant populations|
|United States ( 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.
The tribe's headquarters is located in Thermal, California. Their current tribal administration is as follows:
- Thomas Tortez, Jr., Tribal Chairman
- Desiree Franco, Vice-Chairwoman
- Altrena Santillanes, Secretary
- Tina Jimenez, Treasurer
- Elesha Duro, Council Member
- Frank Durgin, Council Member
- Beverlyann Cedeno, Council Member Proxy
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- Torres-Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians, official website
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Torres-Martinez Reservation