Yavapai Indian Gathering


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D. P. Flanders Unknown 1512-2105-0001.jpg IN-Y-2105 Sepia 1512-2105-0001 IN-Y-2105pa Stereograph Print 3.5x7.5 Historic Photographs 1880s Reproduction requires permission. Digital images property of SHM Library & Archives

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This photo shows a group of unidentified Yavapai, known as the Rio Verde Indians, at a gathering near the Verde River in Arizona. 

The Yavapai Tribe’s rich history dates back centuries, when the women wove intricate baskets and the men were largely hunters and gatherers. The tribe’s first chief was Sam Jimulla, succeeded by his wife Viola. She was the first woman chieftess among North American Indians.The Yavapai have lived in central and western Arizona for centuries. Today there are three primary groups of Yavapai: The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, the Yavapai-Apache Nation, and the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe. The Yavapai-Prescott Indian Reservation consists of approximately 1,400 acres that are adjacent to the city of Prescott, Arizona in central Yavapai County. When it was established in 1935, the Yavapai Prescott Indian Reservation occupied only 75 acres of the former Fort Whipple Military Reserve in central Arizona. The first reservation established solely for the Yavapai, it continued to grow with the 1956 addition of 1,320 acres.

Sources: Websites - Yavapai-Prescott IndianTribe.com                     Inter Tribal Council of Arizona - itcaonline.com                                Sharlot Hall Museum Yavapai Exhibit

 

                    

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