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Tribal Headquarters[edit | edit source]

Tonto Apache Tribe

#30 Tonto Apache Reservation

Payson, AZ 85541

Phone: 1.928.474.5000

Fax: 1.928.474.9125

History[edit | edit source]

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Northern Tonto bands: Fossil Creek, Bald Mountain, Mormon Lake, and Oak Creek

Southern Tonto bands: Mazatal band and six others unnamed

Brief Timeline[edit | edit source]

  • 1534: Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca, shipwrecked comes in contact
  • 1848: Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo cedes Apache lands to the United States
  • 1872: General Cook directed military campaign to eliminate the Tonto Apache
  • 1872: Tonto assigned to Camp Verde
  • 1875: Tonto Apache moved to San Carlos Apache reservation
  • 1890: Apache Wars end.

Agencies[edit | edit source]

Camp Verde Agency

San Carlos Apache Agency

Reservations[edit | edit source]

Tonto Apache

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:

Websites[edit | edit source]

  • Tonto Apache Tribal Website
  • Tonto Apache Wikipedia
  • Tonto Apache Tribe Constitution. A copy of the Constitution and By-laws for this tribe is available at the Sandra Day O'Connor Law Library at Arizona State University

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

  • Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives; Record Group 75, Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
  • Hodge, Frederick Webb. Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1906 Available online.
  • Klein, Barry T., ed. Reference Encyclopedia of the American Indian. Nyack, New York: Todd Publications, 2009. 10th ed. WorldCat 317923332; FHL book 970.1 R259e.
  • Malinowski, Sharon and Sheets, Anna, eds. The Gale Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes. Detroit: Gale Publishing, 1998. 4 volumes. Includes: Lists of Federally Recognized Tribes for U.S., Alaska, and Canada – pp. 513-529 Alphabetical Listing of Tribes, with reference to volume and page in this series Map of “Historic Locations of U.S. Native Groups” Map of “Historic Locations of Canadian Native Groups” Map of “Historic Locations of Mexican, Hawaiian and Caribbean Native Groups” Maps of “State and Federally Recognized U.S. Indian Reservations. WorldCat 37475188; FHL book 970.1 G131g.
  • Sturtevant, William C. Handbook of North American Indians. 20 vols., some not yet published. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1978– .
  • Swanton John R. The Indian Tribes of North America. Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin #145 Available online.
  • Waldman, Carl. Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes. New York, New York: Facts on File, 2006. 3rd ed. WorldCat 14718193; FHL book 970.1 W146e 2006.

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