Spirit Mountain is revered by many of the area’s first people, who tell stories of their ancestors who they feel were created on the mountain; the traditions state that two brothers took clay and formed it into avatars representing themselves
There are many petroglyphs (rock drawings or etchings) left by these early tribes. According to a 1993 Fort Mojave Indian Tribe publication, the Mojave Indians are the PipaAha Macave - the people by the river. Their earthly origin is Spirit Mountain, which once was part of the ancestral lands which the Mojave tribe occupied. Their spirit mentor, Mutavilya, created the Colorado River, its plants and animals, and instructed the Pip a Aha Macave in the arts of civilization. Native Americans in the Searchlight area were the Southern Paiute, Chemehuevi and Mojave.
Spirit Mountain has many moods; its rugged granite geographical composition and enormous boulders are the backdrop to the wide range of hues and tones that color the seasonal changes of the desert weather.