Yavapai Family


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An unidentified Yavapai family in front of their dwelling. Note that the woman is now wearing the WWI soldier's hat from photo 1512-2139-0001.  This type of dwelling is called an uwa.  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 history of the Yavapai Tribe has its origins in the prehistory of the southwestern portion of North America.  From prehistoric times to the early 1860s, the Yavapai lived within an area covering more than 9 million acres, known today as central and western Arizona.  Although there were four divisions of Yavapai, they considered themselves to be one people who spoke the same Yavapai language and shared the same beliefs and customs.  They often traveled in groups made up of extended families.  The men hunted with bows and arrows for deer, mountain sheep, and other game; the women and children gathered seasonal berries, seeds and fruit.  The Yavapai women wove magnificent baskets, which were used for the storage of food and other items.


Book - "Surviving Conquest" by Timothy Braatz

Handout - Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe Culture Research Department


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