Old Tribes In Vintage Pictures


Havasupai basket maker 1902. The Havsuw’ Baaja, Blue Water People, have called the Grand Canyon home for 800 yrs. In an area known as Cataract Canyon, they once had a reservation the size of Delaware. In 1882, the government took all but 518 acres off them. A silver rush, the Santa Fe Railroad, the Grand Canyon as a National Park finally pushed them to act. The tribe used the US judicial system to fight this injustice. 1975, they succeeded in regaining 251,000 acres of their ancestral land back.