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.