Yavapai-Apache Nation, Arizona (Tribe)
Tribal HeadquartersYavapai-Apache Nation
2400 W. Datsi Street
Camp Verde, AZ 86322
A Short History of the Yavapai-Apache Nation. (Camp Verde, Ariz.?): Yavapai-Apache Nation, 2007. WorldCat 697329712
The Camp Verde Yavapai-Apache Indian Reservation is in central Arizona's Verde Valley. The reservation is populated by the Yavapai and Tonto Apache Indian Tribes, inhabitants of this area for centuries. President U. S. Grant established the reservation in 1871, but abandoned it in 1875 and its people were moved against their will to the San Carlos Apache Reservation. A migration back to their traditional homeland began immediately after 1900. A reservation area was re-established in 1909 and additional lands acquired over the years. Today, the 636-acre reservation is comprised of five separate parcels with headquarters at Middle Verde.
- 1583: First contact with Spanish, Antonio de Espejo and Juan de Onate
- 1872: Yavapai and Apache are defeated by General Cook
- 1875: Yavapai settle on the San Carlos Apache Reservation
- 1903: Fort McDowell Reservation established
- 1914: Camp Verde Reservation established
- 1916: Middle Verde Reservation established
- 1956: Prescott Yavapai Reservation established
- 1969: Clarkdale Reservation established
The tribe operates a convenience market, service station, and recreational vehicle park. This enterprise, owned by the Tribe, has created various employment opportunities. A casino recently opened near Cliff Castle Lodge. Approximately 180 acres of the Camp Verde Reservation are leased for irrigated agriculture. Cattle are grazed on another 180 acres of range land. On the reservation, employment is limited to federal and tribal government and individual business sectors.
The population of the Camp Verde Yavapai-Apache Indian Reservation in 2000 was 743.
The reservation is in the Coconino National Forest with the Prescott National Forest to the east and the Kaibab National Forest to the north. Fort Verde State Park is within the nearby town of Camp Verde. Four of the original adobe fort buildings still stand and are open to the public. The park's museum contains early military artifacts, Indian relics, and implements used by Verde Valley settlers. Three national monuments–Montezuma Castle, Montezuma Well, and Tuzigoot–which are fascinating examples of prehistoric Indian cliff dwellings and pueblos are within 25 miles of the reservation. Also nearby are the famous artist colonies of Sedona and Jerome, both popular tourist attractions. Dining/lodging facilities are available in the Verde Valley. Fishing and hunting are popular pastimes.
The majority of records of individuals were those created by the agencies. Some records may be available to tribal members through the tribal headquarters.They were (and are) the local office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and were charged with maintaining records of the activities of those under their responsibility. Among these records are:
- Allotment records
- Annuity rolls
- Census records
- Health records
- School census and records
- Vital records
Indian Census Rolls
- Hualapai Agency, Hackberry, Arizona, 1896-1898; Yavapai-Apache, Hualapai Indians 1896 FHL 576885;
- Yavapai-Apache Hualapai Indians 30 Jun. 1897 FHL 576885;
- Yavapai-Apache Hualapai Indians 30 Jun. 1898 FHL 576885
Whiteside, Dora M. 1900 Census, Yavapai County, AZ: Surname Index. Prescott, Ariz: D.M. Whiteside, 1990. WorldCat 21495112 FHL|979.1 X22
U.S. Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940 on Ancestry.com $ also fee access at Family History Centers. Search for key-words "Yavapai Apache," also search for surnames and given names.
- Constitution and By-laws of the Yavapai-Apache Nation, amended in 1992.
- Yavapai-Apache Nation Official Website
- Yavapai-Apache Nation Wikipedia
- Community and Regional Profiles
- Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. Yavapai-Apache Nation
- Northern Arizona University, Center for American Indian Economic Development
- Yavapai-Apache Nation Facebook Page
- Gahʹnahvah / ya tiʹ = To talk / to tell.: (Camp Verde, Ariz.) 1998-current WorldCat 48271139
- Ruland-Thorne, Kate, and Aliza Caillou. Yavapai: The People of the Red Rocks, the People of the Sun. Sedona, Ariz: Thorne Enterprises Publications, 1993. WorldCat 29216774 FHL 970.3 Y28r
- United States. Camp Verde, Lower Verde, Middle Verde Indian Reservation: Yavapai County, Arizona. [Phoenix, Ariz.]: Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1988.
- United States. The Apache Nation ... the .. Yavapai ... V. the United States of America ... First Amended Petition ... (1950?). S.l: s.n, 1970. WorldCat 50092386
- United States. Yavapai Indian Reservation: Yavapai County, Arizona. [Phoenix, Ariz.]: Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1988. 18958482/editions WorldCat 18958482
- Yavapai-Apache Indian Community of the Camp Verde Reservation, Arizona. Constitution and by-Laws of the Yavapai-Apache Indian Community, Arizona Approved February 12, 1937. Washington: U.S. G.P.O., 1937. WorldCat 71176120
- Yavapai-Apache Indian Community of the Camp Verde Reservation, Arizona. Corporate Charter of the Yavapai-Apache Indian Community of the Camp Verde Reservation, Arizona Approved March 11, 1948. Washington: U.S. G.P.O., 1950. WorldCat 71176208
- Yavapai-Apache Nation. Constitution / Yavapai-Apache Nation. [Valentine, Ariz.?]: The Nation, 1992. WorldCat 32206661