Arizona Indian Reservations

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A list of Arizona Indian reservations showing the Indian tribes the land was set aside for, the amount of acres if known, and the acts, treaties, and executive orders used to establish the reservation.

Reservation: Camp McDowell
Tribe: Yavapai (Mohave Apache)
Acres: 24,971
Established by: Executive order, Sept. 15,1903; act of Apr. 21. 1904 (XXXIII, 211).


Reservation: Colorado River1
Tribe: Chemehuevi, Kawia, Cocopa (not on res.), Mohave.
Acres: 240,640
Established by: Act of Mar. 3, 1865 (XIII, 559); Executive orders, Nov. 22, 1873, and Nov. 16, 1874, and May 15,1876. (See sec. 25, Indian appropriation act, approved Apr. 21,1904, XXXIII, 224.)


Reservation: Fort Apache
Tribe: Arivaipa, Chiricahua, Coyotero, Mimbreño, Mogollon, Pinaleño, Tsiltaden.
Acres: 1,681,920
Established by: Executive orders, Nov. 9,1871, July 21, 1874, Apr. 27 l876, Jan. 26 and Mar. 31, 1877; act of Feb. 20, 1893 (XXVII, 469); agreement made Feb. 25, 1896, approved by act of June 10, 1896 (XXIX, 358), supplemented by act of June 7, 1897 (XXX,64).


Reservation: Gila Bend
Tribe: Papago
Acres: 22,391
Established by: Executive order, Dec. 12,1882.


Reservation: Gila River
Tribe: Maricopa, Pima
Acres: 357,120
Established by: Act of Feb. 28, 1859 (XI, 401) : Executive orders, Aug. 31, 1876, Jan. 10 and June 14, 1879, May 5,1882, and Nov. 15.1883.


Reservation: Havasupai
Tribe: Havasupai
Acres: 518
Established by: Executive orders, June 8 and Nov. 23, 1855, and Mar. 31, 1882.


Reservation: Hopi
Tribe: Hopi
Acres: 2,472,320
Established by: Executive order, Dec. 16,1882.


Reservation: Navahob
Tribe: Navaho
Acres: 9,586,323
Established by: Treaty of June 1, 1868 (XV,667),and Executive orders, Oct. 29, 1878, Jan. 6, 1860, May 17, 1884 (two), and Nov. 19, 1892. 1,769,600 acres in Arizona and 967,680 acres in Utah were added to this reservation by Executive order of May 17, 1884, and 46,080 acres in New Mexico were restored to the public domain, but were again  reserved by Executive orders, Apr. 24, 1886, Jan. 8, 1900, and Nov. 14, 1901. By Executive orders of Mar. 10 and May 15, 1905, 61,523 acres were added to the reservation, and by Executive order of Nov. 9, 1907, as amended by Executive order of Jan. 28, 1908. 82,560 cores were added.


Reservation: Papago
Tribe: Papago
Acres: 27,566
Established by: Executive order, July 1,1874 and act of Aug. 5,1882(XXII.299). 41,622.65 acres were allotted to 291 Indians, and 14 acres reserved for a school site; the residue, 27,566 acres, unallotted.


Reservation: Salt River
Tribe: Maricopa and Pima
Acres: 46,720
Established by: Executive orders, June 14,1879, and Sept, 15, 1903. (See S. Doc. 90, 58th Cong., 2d sess.)


Reservation: San Carlos
Tribe: Arivaipa, Chiricahua, Coyotero, Mimbreño, Mogollon, Mohave, Pinaleño, San Carlos, Tonto, Tsiltaden, Yuma Apache
Acres: 1,834,240
Established by: Executive orders, Nov. 9, 1871, Dec. 14, 1872, Aug. 5, 1873, July 21, 1874, Apr. 27,1876, Oct. 30, 1876, Jan. 26, and Mar. 31, 1877: act of Feb. 20, 1893 (XXVII, 469); agreement made Feb. 25, 1896, approved by act of June 10, 1896 (XXIX, 358) (See act of June 7, 1897, XXX, 64 abd act if Mar. 2, 1901, XXX, 952) Executive order of Dec. 27, 1902


Reservation: Walapai
Tribe: Walapai
Acres: 730,880
Established by: Executive orders, Jan 4, 1883, Dec. 22, 1898, and May 14, 1900.


 

Footnotes

  1. Partly in California 



MLA Source Citation:

Hodge, Frederick Webb, Compiler. The Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Bureau of American Ethnology, Government Printing Office. 1906. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 29 October 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/arizona-indian-reservations.htm - Last updated on Jul 28th, 2014


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