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Ethnie: HAVASUPAI
Language: Upland Yuman
Family: Yuman
Stock: Esselen-Yuman
Phylum: Hokan
Culture: Colorado River
Speakers 404
     The Havasupai were a small sedentary hunter/farmer tribe.  They probably separated from the Hualapai about A.D.1200.  They occupied Cataract Canyon on the south side of the Grand Canyon.  They share the Pai sub-culture with the Hualapai and Yavapai of Arizona, and the Paipai of Mexico. The isolation of living in the Grand Canyon mitigated the negative effect of the White influx.  They remain in their aboriginal territory today.
Aboriginal Locations
Supai
Arizona Present Locations
Havasupai Reservation, Supai
Year History
1776 Met by Francisco Garces 
1777 Received Hopi drought refugees for several years
1800 Beginning of attrition to New Mexico slave traders
1861 Visited by Leroux
1863 Peacefully but firmly turned back Mormon missionary Jacob Hamlin
1866 May have participated in Yavapai war against Armu
1876 Railroad reached Flagstaff, AZ
1880 Reservation established
1885 Tour began at Grand Canyon south rim
1886 Several epidemics
1890 Began to practice the Ghost Dance
1897 Grand Canyon Railroad established
1908 Grand Canyon National Park designated by Theodore Roosevelt
1920 Tuberculosis and syphilis epidemics
Year U.S. Population Source
1680 300 Mooney
1700 300 NAHDB calculation
1800 300 NAHDB calculation
1869 300 Swanton
1900 250 NAHDB calculation
1903 233 Census
1905 174 US Indian Office
1910 174 Census
1923 184 Census
1937 208 Swanton
1947 239 US Indian Office
1958 400 US Indian Office
1981 475 BIA
1989 460 BIA Estimate
2000 600 NAHDB calculation
Other speakers of the same language:
Hualapai, Yavapai
Havasupai Sites:
Colorado River Culture and Ethnobotany  http://www.fourdir.com/colorado_river_culture.htm
Constitution and By-Laws of the Hualapai Tribe  http://thorpe.ou.edu/IRA/huacons.html
Grand Canyon Havasupai Reservation  http://www.flickr.com/photos/digitalcraftsman/144388669/
Green Water of the Havasupai  http://www.desertusa.com/mag99/dec/stories/havasufall.html
Havasu Falls Photos  http://www.waterfallswest.com/gallery/az-havasu-falls.html
Havasu Falls Photos  http://www.tabblo.com/studio/stories/view/442301/
Havasu Falls Video  http://www.motionbox.com/video/player/799edfb01c18f6
Havasupai  http://www.havasupaitribe.com/
Havasupai  http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/cultural/northamerica/havasupai_indians.html
Havasupai  http://www.aznetco.com/Supai2/home.html
Havasupai Heli-Hike Video  http://www.grandcanyon.com/havasupai.html
Havasupai Formal Political Organization ...  http://www.jqjacobs.net/southwest/havasupai.html
Havasupai Indian Reservation  http://www.americansouthwest.net/arizona/grand_canyon/havasu_canyon.html
Havasupai Indian Reservation  http://www.stanford.edu/~rspilker/photos/autumn02/Havasupai/Havasupai.html
Havasupai Indian Reservation  http://www.geocities.com/donnapiranha777/supai.html
Havasupai Indian Reservation  http://www.moon.com/planner/grand_canyon/mustsee/havasupai.html
Havasupai Indian Reservation  http://www.new-mindmachines.com/havasupaiindianreservation/havasupaifallssupaiaz.html
Havasupai Indian Reservation  http://members.aol.com/cptsatchmo/havasu.htm
Havasupai Indian Reservation  http://www.azcommerce.com/doclib/COMMUNE/havasupai.pdf
Havasupai Indian Reservation Photos  http://freelargephotos.com/?subject=Havasupai+Indian+Reservation
Havasupai Indians  http://jeff.scott.tripod.com/havasupai.html
Havasupai Indian Tribe  http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/tribes/havasupaiindianhist.htm
Havasupai Indian Waterfall Video  http://www.metacafe.com/watch/504251/havasupai_indian_waterfall_relaxation/
Havasupai Language  http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=YUF
Havasupai Linguistic Lineage  http://www.ethnologue.com/show_lang_family.asp?code=YUF
Havasupai Tribe  http://www.franke.nau.edu/caied/TribePages/Havasupai.asp
Havasupai Tribe  http://www.itcaonline.com/tribes_havasupai.html
Havasupai Tribe Joins the 21th Century  http://www.turtletrack.org/Issues00/Co09232000/CO_09232000_Havasupai.htm
Heavily Used Colorado River ...  http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/salton/HeavilyusedCoRH2Olastdrop.html
Hualapai Hilltop to Supai ...  http://sd.znet.com/~schester/grand_canyon/havasu_april_1986.html
Native Havasupai Leading Mule Train  http://www.cavaroc.com/pixelpost/index.php?showimage=49
Pai Yuman People  http://www.desertusa.com/ind1/du_peo_paiyumans.html
Supai and the Havasupai Reservation  http://www.bobspixels.com/kaibab.org/supai/gc_supai.htm
Supai Arizona Havasupai Reservation Waterfalls Slide Show  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-HXiFZMlcQ
Supai Fact Sheet  http://sd.znet.com/~schester/grand_canyon/supai_fact_sheet.html
Who Is a Tribal Indian ...?  http://www.americanindiansource.com/whoarewe.html
Yavapai-Hualapai-Havasupai Indian Language  http://www.native-languages.org/pai.htm
Yuman Mythology  http://www.oldandsold.com/articles26/indian-mythology-50.shtml

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