Mohave, the N. W. county of Arizona, bounded N by Utah and W by California find Nevada, from which it is separated for the greater part by the Colorado river- arc. about 10.500 sq.m.; pop. in 1870,179.' It is intersected in the north by the Colorado, which hero enters the Grand Canon, and in the south by Bill Williams fork. The lower portion of the Colorado valley is from 2 to 10 m. wide, possessing a rich alluvial soil, generally covered with a dense vegetation, and well wooded with mezquito and cotton wood. Parts of the county E. of the valley are rolling and hilly, covered with nutritious grasses and an abundance of timber; but the greater portion is rocky and desolate, seamed with precipitous canons. Gold, silver, copper, and lead are found in the mountains, and some mining is carried on. Capital, Mohave City.

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Mohaves, an Indian tribe on the Mohave and Colorado rivers, Arizona, being part of the Yuma nation of the Pima family. They call themselves Amockhave, and were known to the Spaniards by several names, as the Jamajabs, Cosninas, etc. Their territory extended from hit, 34° to 35°. They are warlike, tall, well formed, and industrious cultivators of the soil. They paint themselves from head to foot with ochre, clay, and charcoal. The men wear little more than a breech cloth, and the women a double apron of strips of bark and vegetable fibre; both sexes wear necklaces of shell; the men exclusively wear eagle feathers, and if wealthy nose pendants. The houses are made of logs with a wide shed in front, but some live in mere hovels of brush. They store grain and mezquite beans in circular thatched granaries of osier twigs and very large earthen jars. They have several times come into collision with the United States troops, but are now quite peaceful to the whites, though occasionally at war with the Chemehueves. They are rapidly declining, being almost all infected with disease.

A reservation of 131,200 acres on the Colorado has been assigned to them, but fewer than 1,000 reside upon it, They have lost severely by epidemic diseases, and are now roughly estimated at 840 on the reservation and 2,000 to 3,000 not yet brought in. They have no schools nor missionaries.