Old Tribes In Vintage Pictures


Tonovige, Havasupai woman. Havasupai or “Blue Water People,” a Yuma speaking people, call the Grand Canyon home. In 1882 they were forced to abandon 518 acres of their land due to the silver rush and railway. In 1919 the Grand Canyon became a national park. Over the next century the tribe used the US judicial system to fight for the restoration of their land. In 1975, after years without progress, the tribe regained 251,000 acres of their ancestral land.