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a member of a North American Indian people of central Arizona

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the Yuman language spoken by the Yavapai

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The work that the "Indian machine" did on Indigenous people included forcibly removing them whenever the Indian Bureau deemed it in the Indian's "best interest" Forced removal did not end with the Cherokee "trail of tears" as the Yavapais learned.
Naturally, the Pimas along the Salt were now fearful that moving the Yavapais there would only put them in the same predicament from which they sought to escape in the first place.
It took mere minutes for the Yavapais to bludgeon most of the family to death.
Oatman was thirteen years old in 1851, when she was taken by Yavapai Indians who killed her family in southern Arizona.
On February 18, 1851, a band of Yavapai warriors attacked Roys Oatman and his family as they headed west alone in a single wagon along the Gila River, about 120 miles east of present-day Yuma, Arizona.
Today the Yavapai Nation sponsors a 30-second message on local television stations.
He remembered Cherum talk about the "Yavapai Fighter Band that moved at the end of our territory and fought the Yavapais who wanted our good land.
Poston began distinguishing between Quashackama's group and other Yavapais, whom Poston considered that "mongrel race of Indians living between the Verde ...
Garces (1:203) wrote that one day while he was among the Quechan, Cocomaricopa, and Hal Chedom visited and Quechan Chief Palma orated to them about the Spanish-negotiated peace, saying that his friends were Kahwan (Cajuenches), Kumyai (Quemayas), Yavapais (Yabipais), and Mojaves (Jamajabs).
Price recruited Chief Leve Leve to scout against Yavapais. He persuaded the "peace chief" to enlist Cherum's aid, threatening to renew hostilities if Cherum did not join.
Forced into taking a job he doesn't want by an army fort colonel, Savage finds himself riding into a desert full of hostile Yavapai Indians to track down a half-breed killer.
Volumes I and II of this remarkable Encyclopedia are available; find FUEL Publishing on the Internet.In The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman (University of Nebraska Press, 978-0-8032-1148-3) Margot Mifflin skillfully demythologizes the case of Olive Oatland, captured by Yavapai Indians who attacked her parents near Yuma, Arizona, as they journeyed to California in 1851.
The bands constituting the Yavapai Fighters subtribe gardened along streams throughout the Big Sandy River watershed: