Havasupai Tribe

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Tribal Headquarters[edit | edit source]

Havasupai Tribe
P. O. Box 10
Supai, Arizona 86435
Telephone: 928-448-2731
Email: info@havasupai-nsn.gov

Records at tribal headquarters are for currently enrolled tribal members. Records may include: allotments, annuities, enrollments, employees, courts, leases, police registers, registers of families, and vital records. These records vary from tribe to tribe. Find the older and most useful records for family history research at the BIA Agency for the tribe, or at the National Archives.

Established: 1880
Agency: Truxton Canyon Indian Agency (Arizona)
Population:  1969 Tribal enrollment: 365 [1]

History[edit | edit source]

Brief Timeline[edit | edit source]

  • 1776: Father Francisco Garces and early Spanish explorer may have visited
  • 1840: The Tribe fought against the settlers who encroached upon their territory
  • 1874: Western Pai force to relocate to the Colorado River Reservation
  • 1881: Mines discovered at Cataract Creek, Arizona Territory, on the Havasupai Indian Reservation.
  • 1882: Havasupai Reservation was created
  • 1934: Federal recognition

Reservations[edit | edit source]

Havasupai Indian Reservation, 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:

Superintendency[edit | edit source]

Arizona Superintendency

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Indian census rolls, Havasupai, 1905-1933, United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington [District of Columbia] : The National Archives, 1965 FHL 576867

  • Indian census rolls, 1885-1940, United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington [District of Columbia] : The National Archives, 1965 FHL 576867

Land Records[edit | edit source]

  • Land Records: the land is tribally owned

For Further Reading[edit | edit source]

See also American Indian For Further Reading.

  • Schwartz, Frank D. Tikalsky, Catherine A. Euler, John Nagel, Leslie Spier, and Erna Gunther. The Sacred Oral Tradition of the Havasupai: As Retold by Elders and Headmen Manakaja and Sinyella 1918-1921. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2010. WorldCat 651486851
  • Hirst, Stephen, and Stephen Hirst. I Am the Grand Canyon: The Story of the Havasupai People. Grand Canyon, AZ: Grand Canyon Association, 2006. WorldCat 67774027
  • Hirst, Stephen. Life in a Narrow Place. New York: D. McKay Co, 1976. WorldCat 1733148
  • Hirst, Stephen. Havsuw 'baaja: People of the Blue Green Water. Supai, Ariz: Havasupai Tribe, 1985. WorldCat 12809500
  • Schwartz, Douglas Wright. 1970. "The Havasupai 600 A.D.--1955 A.D. A Short Culture History". Plateau. 28. WorldCat 36036940
  • Spier, Leslie. Havasupai Ethnography. New York city: The Trustees, 1928. WorldCat 3101105
  • Sturtevant, William C., and Alfonso Ortiz. Handbook of North American Indians. Volume 10. Southwest. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1983. WorldCat 26140052
  • Manners, Robert A., Henry F. Dobyns, and Robert C. Euler. Havasupai Indians. Havasupai Indians: an Ethnohistorical Report. New York: Garland Pub. Inc, 1974. WorldCat 821449
  • Dobyns, Henry F., and Robert C. Euler. The Havasupai People. Phoenix: Indian Tribal Series, 1971. WorldCat 139564
  • Havasupai Tribe. Wi Gegaba. 1975. WorldCat 2118007
  • The Official Website of the Havasupai Tribe

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 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