Yavapai Woman in Front of Dwelling
detailsUnknown The Albertype Co. Postcard Factory at 250 Adams Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. 1512-2112-0004.jpg IN-Y-2112 Hand-Tinted Color 1512-2112-0004 IN-Y-2112pd Postcard 3x5 Historic Photographs 1900s Reproduction requires permission. Digital images property of SHM Library & Archives
An unidentified woman of the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe sitting outside her dwelling near Prescott, Arizona. This colorized postcard is the same image on photo 1512-2112-0003. These types of dwellings are known as uwas. An uwa is a domed hut framed with willow branches or other wood then covered with layers of grass, bark, dirt, cloth and/or animal skins.
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. There are three primary groups of Yavapai existing today - they are located at Fort McDowell, Camp Verde and Prescott. 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.
Website - Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe.com
Book - "Surviving Conquest" by Timothy Braatz
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