The Mojave Maiden
I was telling them about my Arizona travel book and offered them a copy. When I brought it back, and after seeing my name, their daughter asked if I worked at SRP many years ago. Bazinga! Over 30 years ago, I worked for SRP (Salt River Project) in the mapping department. Rejeanna worked there with me. We remembered many of the same people. Our conversation about working together, turned into another interesting story about her parents, John and Angelina.
Rejeanna’s mother, Angelina is Native American and part of the Mojave tribe. She is actually the last of her tribe and granddaughter of the chief. She is a Mojave maiden and from one of the Colorado River tribes. The Colorado River Indian Reservation is located in parts of California and Arizona with mutual associates such as the Chemehuevi, Hopi, and Navajo peoples. The Mojave or Mohave people are native to the Colorado River in the Mojave Desert. What a fascinating family we met.
For more information and history of the Mojave people, check out these sites: