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Chris Thomas, Laurie Welsh, and Sherrie Carr each received a book or audio CD of their choice.
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3) Also known as the Dine, this tribe’s reservation lands lay to the northeast of
the Little Colorado River; its people are of historic resonance especially for Northern Arizona, their customs, art, and culture relative throughout the region; many histori- ans would recognize that without their code talkers, the United States would not have won World War II.
6) There’s a famous park with this tribe’s name, yet they are more likely referred to as Tohono O’odham, as people of the Sonoran Desert; the Spanish were confused when the Pimas called them “Ba:bawiko’a” which means “eating tepary beans.”
7) Residing in Southern Arizona and Northern Mexico, this tribe also has an Arizona county named for it, and were given a name by Spanish conquistadors that translates to “I don’t know.”
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8) Not to be confused with a chemistry experi- ment, this tribal name means “those who play with fish,” and they are
a part of the Great Basin Culture Area, and are a branch of the Southern Pauite, being persistent oc- cupants of the Mojave Desert.
11) Pronounced with a “ute” but not necessarily
spelled that way, this tribe lays claim to the area northwest of the Colorado River; speaking a Numic language, these peoples lives cen- tered around lakes and wetlands.
13) The People of the Tall Pines, whose reservation stretches 3 coun- ties in Arizona and one million acres along 108 miles of Grand Canyon and the Colorado River; the tribal capitol of Peach Springs was ani- mated for the Disney-Pixar film, Cars.
1) Not to be confused with a Brazilian tribe of similar spelling, these folk would rather be called Quechan, even while there’s a county that bares their name; they had their first significant contact with Europe- ans with a visit from Juan Batista de Anza in the winter of 1774.
2) Utilizing a Yuman language family, these people’s history speak of Matevilya, whose son, Mastamho, gave them the River and taught them how to grow food; their tribal name has been spelled in Spanish and English in more than 50 variations, yet one may want to have a javelin handy when coming upon a Mo down a forested passageway. 4) A software company and a helicopter have taken this tribe’s name- sake, but these people are a cultural staple in Arizona, with 6 distinct sects; known to be fierce warriors and skillful strategists, Geronimo was among them.
5) The peaceful and humble farmers of Hopituskwa, these people
have maintained a sacred covenant with Maasaw, the ancient care- taker of Mother Earth; respectful of the land and its resources.
9) Living on the southern shores of the Colorado River, this tribe has maintained the 1,000-year old village of Supai, eight miles below the rim of Grand Canyon; also known as Havasu Baaja, the People of the Green Blue Waters.
10) Also known as the Piipaash, these folk could probably care less that the most pop- ulated county in Arizona was named for them, and you may catch a few tubing down the Salt River when the water’s right.
12) Calling their ancient home Halona Idiwan, or Middle Place, this tribe resides in the branching of the Little Colorado River, just east of St. Johns, and is known for a famous pueblo well documented for the US Senate in the 1850s.
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