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21. Navajo Nation*


Chinle Agency
Eastern Navajo Agency
Fort Defiance Agency
Shiprock Agency
Western Navajo Agency

Navajo-Hopi Land Dispute Maps, links, background, Peabody Coal, Big Mountain

Multi-chapter history of Navajo and Hopi tribes, from ancient through present, by T.K. Reeves

San Juan Southern Paiute Council -- currently has no land base, is litigating the issue. Federally recognized in 1989.

Phoenix BIA Area Office, all tribes: AZ, NV, UT

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  1. Ak Chin Indian Community Council* (Pima-Maricopa)
  2. Chemehuevi Tribal Council*
  3. Cocopah Tribal Office
  4. Colorado River Tribal Council* (Chemehuevi, Mohave, Hopi, Navajo)
  5. Fort McDowell Mohave-Apache Indian Community*
  6. Gila River Indian Community* (Pima-Maricopa)
  7. Havasupai Tribal Council*
  8. Hualapai Tribal Council*
  9. Hopi Tribal Council*
  10. Kaibab Paiute Tribal Council
  11. Pascua Yaqui Tribal Council
  12. Quechan Tribal Council (Yuman; Fort Yuma)
  13. Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Council*
  14. San Carlos Apache Tribal Council*
  15. White Mountain Apache Tribal Council*
  16. Tonto Apache Tribal Council* (near Payson)
  17. Fort Mojave Tribal Council* (Mohave Tribe)
  18. Tohono O'odham Council* (Papago): 4 rez parcels, the big one, Sells, Gila Bend, and San Xavier.
  19. Yavapai - Apache Community Council* (Camp Verde)
  20. Yavapai - Prescott Board of Directors*

* by a Nation's name means there's websites by or about it

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Bureau of Indian Affairs
P.O. Box 10
Phoenix, AZ 85001
P: 602/379-6600
F: 602/379-4413
Theodore Quasula (Acting)
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Colorado River Agency
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Rt. 1, Box 9-C
Parker, AZ 85344
P: 520/669-7111
F: 520/669-7187
Allen J. Anspach
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Fort Apache Agency
Bureau of Indian Affairs
P.O. Box 560
Whiteriver, AZ 85941
P: 520/338-5353
F: 520/338-5383
Benjamin H. Nuvamsa
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Fort Yuma Agency
Bureau of Indian Affairs
P.O. Box 11000
Ft. Yuma, AZ 85366
P: 619/572-0248
F: 619/572-0895
Allen J. Anspach
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Hopi Agency
Bureau of Indian Affairs
P.O. Box 158
Keams Canyon, AZ 86034
P: 520/738-2228
F: 520/738-5522
Robert Carolin
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Papago Agency
Bureau of Indian Affairs
P.O. Box 578
Sells, AZ 85634
P: 520/383-3286
F: 520/383-2087
Nina Siquieros
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Pima Agency
Bureau of Indian Affairs
P.O. Box 8
Sacaton, AZ 85247
P: 520/562-3326
F: 520/562-3543
Keith Anna (Acting)
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Salt River Agency
Bureau of Indian Affairs
10000 E. McDowell Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85256
P: 602/640-2168
F: 602/640-2809
Veronica Murdock
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San Carlos Agency
Bureau of Indian Affairs
P.O. Box 209
San Carlos, AZ 85550
P: 520/475-2321
F: 520/475-2783
Joe La Plante
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Truxton Canon Agency
Bureau of Indian Affairs
P.O. Box 37
Valentine, AZ 86437
P: 520/769-2286
F: 520/769-2444
Danny Breuninger
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Tribal Offices and Websites (if found)

BIA Agency Office is in Parentheses after the Tribal Contact Info.

Jerry O. Enos, Chairman
Ak Chin Indian Community Council
42507 W. Peters & Nall Rd.
Maricopa, AZ 85239
P: 520/568-2227
F: 520/254-6133
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Matthew Leivas, Sr., Chairman
Chemehuevi Tribal Council
P.O. Box 1976
Havasu Lake, CA 92363
P: 619/858-4301
F: 619/858-5400
(Colorado River)
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Sherry Cordova, Chairman (Acting)
Cocopah Tribal Office
County 15 & Ave. G
Somerton, AZ 85350
P: 520/627-2102
F: 520/627-3173
(Ft. Yuma)
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Daniel Eddy, Jr., Chairman
Colorado River Tribal Council
Route 1, Box 23-B
Parker, AZ 85344
P: 520/669-9211
F: 520/669-5675
(Colorado River)
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Clinton Pattea, President
Mohave-Apache Community Council
(Fort McDowell) P.O. Box 17779
Fountain Hills, AZ 85269
P: 602/837-5121
F: 602/837-1630
(Salt River)
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Ferrell Secakuku, Chairman
Hopi Tribal Council
P.O. Box 123
Kykotsmovi, AZ 86039
P: 520/734-2441
F: 520/734-6665
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  • Hopi Community Profile -- economic profile perpared by Arizona State Department of commerce

  • Hopi Cultural Center despite deceptive title, this is just a short tourist-type ad for visiting Hopiland. Seems to be official, prepared by a contractor, little educational or cultural value, almost no content. Rates for staying at a motel. Several pix are taken from commercial for-sale web galleries. Tribe seems to have paid for this site's prep; sure didn't get their money's worth.

  • Hopi Cloud Dancing, This site is maintained by the same group, TILL. States that "Catherine Cheshire of touch the Earth Foundation is is our personal link to Chief Dan Evehema, the Eldest of the Hopi Elders. " Address given for the foundation is Mt Shasta, California. It says it was founded in 1992. and is a 501c(3) corporation which conducts "Rainbow Hoops" education on Native American culture, and seeks funding to do this for K-6 children in California schools. A page identifies Techqua Ikachi (documents on the website just above, here) as the committee for Traditional Indian Land and Life, which says it began at a Los Angeles Colloquium held in 1967. The page description is signed as prepared by Catherine Cheshire. Hotevilla News Bulletin (Oct. 6, 1996) describes what is said to be resistance to sewer lines in Hotevilla. Bulletin appears to be written by Cheshire, and foments facxtionalism, by appealing to the earlier disruption around a school well. Here's the website for Touch the Earth Foundation (i.e Craig Carpenter, who organized the Hopi disruptions of the 1960's and 70's) and Katherine Cheshire, who is leading them now.

  • Hopi Information Network prepared by a support group, mostly documents without pix. A number of stories (legends) taken from unknown, mostly unidentified sources. Statements of travelling tribal elders. Some news items

  • The Hopi Foundation. based in the village of Bacavi on Third Mesa. My most recent contact info for it is:

    Hopi Foundation
    c/o Loris Minkler
    Kykotsmovi Village, AZ 86403

  • Hopi Electrician Debbie Tewa installs solar electricity hookups at reservation villages; she lives at Hotevilla. Story, written by Ojibwe Winona LaDuke, gives a different and far saner picture of life on the Hopi reservation today, showing how cultural needs cause adaptations of technology, such as this use of solar energy to generate electricity in independent and non-intrusive fashion. LaDuke, savvy Indian lady long involved in land retrieval efforts and Native environmental struggles, presents a picture very different from the one these southern California weirdo/covert manipulators have been pushing for 30 years. Solar is one of the projects of the (real) Hopi Foundation.

  • Al Qoyawayma's Fine Art--Ceramics, Sculpture and Pottery--Al Qüoyäma is a Hopi engineer, who (in 1977) was one of the founders of American Indian Science and Engineering Society. He is also a fine artist.

  • Hopi Basketry presentation by several anthro students. Long, academic, illustrated, short bibliography. The illustrations are of Plaque (illustrated) baskets, a recent development. Most are dyed with commercial chemical dyes. Patterns are recent innovations.

  • University of Arizona Press - Hopi Basket Weaving -- interesting book, well illustrated

  • Pong Kachina, Aha Kachina, and Hilili Kachina -- culture-through art lesson (with activities for various grade levels) focussed on 2 Hopi kachina dolls

  • Nampeyo (Tewa), Hopi-Tewa Vessels -- art/culture museum lesson focussed on Tewa Hano (Hopi First Mesa) famous potter Nampeyo's pots.

  • Tuba City/Hopi Mesas -- Elderhostel, a University of Arizona-based learning experience for older people, offers a cultural learning trip to and stay at Moencopi, lectures and excursions hosted and taught by Hopi elders.

BOOKS about Hopi History, culture, art, biography:

For Hopi sources and info about Navajo-Hopi lands disputes, see Page about the disputes, Big Mountain, etc.

Stan Rice, Jr., President
Yavapai - Prescott Board of Directors
530 East Merritt St.
Prescott, AZ 86301
P: 520/445-8790
F: 520/778-9445
(Truxton Canon)
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Mary V. Thomas, Governor
Gila River Indian Community
P.O. Box 97
Sacaton, AZ 85247
P: 520/562-3311
F: 520/562-3422
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Wayne Sinyella, Chairman
Havasupai Tribal Council
P.O. Box 10
Supai, AZ 86435
P: 520/448-2961
F: 520/448-2551
(Truxton Canon)
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  • Havasupai Tribe official Website Down a precipitous 8-mile trail into the Grand Canyon. See how they got their computer (by special helicopter delivery). Visited by millions of tourists -- who don't haul out their trash.

  • Havasupai Tribe -- mostly pre-contact summary about this tribe.

    Albert Hale, President
    Navajo Nation
    P.O. Box 9000
    Window Rock, AZ 86515
    P: 520/871-6352
    F: 520/871-4025
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    • Navajo Nation Largest land base of any tribe, official website is maintained at Navajo Community College on the reservation. This has mostly government information, departmental and Chapter contacts, and a very short excerpt on tourist-related info.

    • Navajo Nation -- basic statisticla info

    • Navajo Nation Tourism website Maintained on the ATIIN Native Cybertrade server (a private enterprise of several individual Navajo tribal members, headquartered in Alburquerque), this shows some attractions, provides info about camping and permits, and a calendar of 1997 tourist-attraction events on the reservation.

    • Navajo Nation -- This is an amateur webification of several tourist brochures -- Navajo Nation, Canyon de Chelley, and perhaps others. There is more cultural/historical/art/ info here than on the official nation tourism pages, but it is all on one huge, poorly laid out textfile page, with photos that have been neither filesize-reduced nor quality-enhanced. It takes more than 15 minutes to load this page at 4 a.m. (at under 200 bytes/sec), so during weekday net traffic periods, this page is not accessible for school use, as it would require several class periods just to load, but you will time out before it can finish.

    • Kayenta Community Profile -- repared by Arizona Department of Commerce, economic profile for the Navajo area that supports the largest Peabody Coal mine, which feeds the giant power generating plant at Page, AZ.

    • Newswire Article: U.S. EPA Awards Navajo Nation Brownfields Project, 06/13/96 -- this is an environmental cleanup that will attempt to deal with the long-range ground water and other problems caused by radioactive waste left after uranium mining on the reservation.

    • Navajo Uranium Miners fight for Compensation Interview with Timothy Benally, Sr. - In Motion Magazine

      For Hopi sources and info about Navajo-Hopi lands disputes, see Page about the disputes, Big Mountain, etc.

    Delbert Havatone, Chairman
    Hualapai Tribal Council
    P.O. Box 179
    Peach Springs, AZ 86434
    P: 520/769-2216
    F: 520/769-2343
    (Truxton Canon)
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    Gloria Bullets-Benson, Chairperson
    Kaibab Paiute Tribal Council
    HC 65, Box 2
    Fredonia, AZ 86022
    P: 520/643-7245
    F: 520/643-7260
    (So. Paiute Field Station)
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    Benito F. Valencia, Chairman
    Pascua Yaqui Tribal Council
    7474 S. Camino De Oeste
    Tucson, AZ 85746
    P: 520/883-2838
    F: 520/883-5014
    (Salt River)
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Text, maps and graphics copyright -- Paula Giese, 1996, 1997 except where elsewhere attributed.

CREDITS: Some information on tribes fronm BIA server; corrected using Veronica Tiller's "American Indian Reservations and Trust Areas,&quyot; 1996.

Last Updated: 3/12/97/p>