Topic: Yavapai

Yavapai Indians

Yavapai Indians. According to the Handbook of American Indians (Hodge, 1907, 1910), from enyaéva, “sun,” and pai, “people,” and thus signifying “people of the sun,” but the southeastern Yavapai interpreted it to mean “crooked-mouth people,” that is, a “sulky” people who do not agree with other peoples (fide Gifford, 1936). Also called: Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now Apache Mohaves, in Rep. Office Ind. Aff., 1869, p. 92; 1870. Apaches, by Garcés in 1775-76 (Diary, p. 446, 1900) ; also by Spaniards. Cruzados, by Oñate in 1598 (Col. Doc. Ined., vol. 16, p. 276, 1864-84). Dil-zha, by White (MS.); Apache name meaning “Indians living where there are red ants.” E-nyab-va Pai, by Ewing (1892, p. 203), meaning “sun people” because they were sun worshipers. Gohún, by Ten Kate, (1884, p. 5), Apache name. Har-dil-zhays, by White (1875 MS.), Apache name. Inya’vapé, by Harrington (1908, p. 324), Walapai name. Jum-pys, by Heintzelman, (1857, p. 44) Kohenins, by Corbusier (1886, p. 276), Apache name. Ku-we-vĕ-ka pai-ya, by Corbusier...

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Yavapai Indian Bands, Gens and Clans

Many tribes have sub-tribes, bands, gens, clans and phratry.  Often very little information is known or they no longer exist.  We have included them here to provide more information about the tribes. Aguachacha. The Yavapai name of a tribe, evidently Yuman, living on the lower Colorado in Arizona or California in the 18th century. Garcés (1776). Diary, 404,...

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