Yavapai Indians on Muster Day


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D. P. Flanders Unknown 1512-2105-0002.jpg IN-Y-2105 Sepia 1512-2105-0002 IN-Y-2105pb Stereograph Print 3.5x7.5 Historic Photographs 1874 Reproduction requires permission. Digital images property of SHM Library & Archives

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Yavapai Indians in the Camp Verde Area of Arizona gathering together for Muster Day. A muster roll is an official list of officers and men/women in a military unit. The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) gathered, collected, and/or created numerous rolls involving American Indians to identify members of various tribes and bands, including Freedmen.

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.

Source: Websites - Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe.com                                         Indianaffairs.gov

 

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