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Tribal Headquarters[edit | edit source]

Gila River Indian Community
P.O. Box 97
Sacaton, Arizona 85147

The Reservation consists of 372,000 acres south of Phoenix, Arizona. The Reservation was established by an act of Congress in 1859 and in 1939 the Community adopted a constitution. The Gila River Indian Community is an alliance of two tribes, the Akimel O'odham (Pima) and the Pee Posh (Maricopa).[1]

History[edit | edit source]

The Gila River Indian Community is a federally-recognized tribal entity and is primarily associated with the Gila River Indian Reservation in Arizona.

Established: February 28, 1859

Agency: Pima, Papago and Maricopa Agency

Tribe: Pima-Maricopa

Population: 1969: Tribal enrollment 7,200 [2]

Brief Timeline[edit | edit source]

Reservations[edit | edit source]

  • Gila River Indian Community, Arizona

Records[edit | edit source]

The majority of records of individuals were those created by the agencies. Some records may be available to tribal members through the tribal headquarters.They were (and are) the local office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and were charged with maintaining records of the activities of those under their responsibility. Among these records are:

  • Records pertaining to the Indian Claims Commission, ca. 1786-1978. Beginning with FHL 6076201
  • United States. Population Schedules of the Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, Arizona. Washington: National Archives and Records Service, 1978. WorldCat 54825745
  • Roster of the Gila River Relocation Center November, 1945. FHL film: 573958 Land Records: Tribal land: 274,492 acres, Allotted Land: 97,438 acres

Websites[edit | edit source]

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

  • Czarzasty, John L., and Karen R. Adams. Trails, Rock Features, and Homesteading in the Gila Bend Area: A Report on the State Route 85, Gila Bend to Buckeye Archaeological Project. Sacaton, Ariz: Gila River Indian Cultural Resource Management Program, 2008. WorldCat 489469819
  • Dawson, Robert, and Tammy LeRoy. Himdag-Yemathoy. Phoenix, AZ: RD Pub, 2003. WorldCat 298076000
  • Fifer, Susan L. The Meaning of Caring Among Pima Indians. Thesis (M.S.)--Arizona State University, 1989, 1989. WorldCat 21507395
  • Gila River Indian Community (Ariz.). Population and Housing Census. Sacaton, AZ: Gila River Indian Community, 1978. WorldCat 49893371
  • Gila River Indian Community. Anthropological Research Papers. 2006. WorldCat 649371138
  • Gila River Indian Community. Gila River Community News. Sacaton, Ariz: [s.n.], 1971. WorldCat 30617012
  • Gila River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation of Arizona. The Gila River Indian News. Sacaton, Ariz: Gila River Indian Community, 1985. WorldCat 13147959
  • Hackenberg, Robert A. A Brief History of the Gila River Reservation. 1955. WorldCat 12285105
  • Kisselburg, JoAnn E. Archaeological Investigations Within the Gila River Indian Community. [Flagstaff, Ariz.?]: Northland Research, 1989. WorldCat 53238331
  • Ladies' Union Mission School Association, Albany, N.Y., Charles Henry Cook, and Isaac T. Whittemore. Among the Pimas; or, The Mission to the Pima and Maricopa Indians. Albany, N.Y.: Printed for the Ladies' Union Mission School Association, 1893. WorldCat 15672652
  • Lewis, Rodney, John Palmer, and Leslie Sieveke. Oral History Interview. 1980. WorldCat 43097702
  • Ramsey, Robert E. An Oasis Remembered. Victoria, B.C.: Trafford, 2004. WorldCat 58051728
  • Wells, E. Christian. From Hohokam to O'odham: The Protohistoric Occupation of the Middle Gila River Valley, Central Arizona. Sacaton, Ariz: Gila River Indian Community, Cultural Resource Management Program, 2006. WorldCat 70684461
  • Wilson, John P. Peoples of the Middle Gila: A Documentary History of the Pimas and Maricopas, 1500's-1945. Las Cruces, N.M.: [J.P. Wilson, 1999. WorldCat 45050363

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia:Gila River Indian Community
  2. Indian Reservations A State and Federal Handbook. Compiled by The Confederation of American Indians, New York, N.Y. McFarland and Co. Inc., Jefferson, North Carolina, c. 1986. FHL book 970.1 In2