Ak-Chin Indian Community, Arizona (Tribe)
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The Ak-Chin Indian Community is a federally-recognized tribal entity.
Note: This is the Tribal page, see Ak-Chin Indian Community, Arizona (Reservation) for the reservation page.
Ak-Chin Indian Community
42507 West Peters & Nall Rd
Maricopa, Arizona 85138
Phone: (520) 568-1000
The Ak-Chin Indian Community lies 30 miles south of Phoenix in the northwestern part of Pinal County at an elevation of approximately 1,186 feet. State Route 238 intersects the reservation at its northernmost and easternmost corners. State Route 347 runs through the reservation, connecting Interstate 8 and 1-10. In this extremely arid Sonoran Desert climate; no streams slice through the landscape and no mountains rise steeply from the desert floor. Four washes traverse within the reservation from north to south.
Ak-Chin is an O'odham word which when translated means "mouth of the wash" or "place where the wash loses itself in the sand or ground." The term refers to a type of farming that relies on washes – seasonal food-plains created by winter snows and summer rains.
Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona. Articles of Association of the Ak-Chin Indian Community, Arizona: Including Amendments. S.l: s.n, 1970. WorldCat 70865514
Additional References to the History of the Tribes
Tiffany, Sarah Y., Genealogy of a few Indian families of the Maracopa, Pima & Papago tribes, Genealogical Society of Utah, 1955, microfilm FHL 2366
Important Web Sites
United States. Jicarilla Apache Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act and Ak-Chin Water Use Amendments Act of 1992: Hearing Before the Select Committee on Indian Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Second Congress, Second Session, on S. 2684 ... S. 2507 ... June 11, 1992, Washington, DC. Washington: U.S. G.P.O., 1992. WorldCat 27322176
Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona. Ak-Chin Indian Community and the State of Arizona Gaming Compact, 2002. Phoenix, Ariz: Arizona Dept. of Gaming], 2002. WorldCat 52083094
Meneses, Diana M. "It Is What Holds Us Together As a People": A History of the Ak-Chin Indian Community. Thesis (Ph. D.)--Arizona State University, 2009, 2009. WorldCat 644307287
Marmaduke, William S. The Ak Chin Farm Project: Intensive Archaeological Survey of the Ak Chin Indian Reservation, West Half. Flagstaff, Ariz: Northland Research, 1983. WorldCat 9864196