Havasupai Indian Tribe

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Tribal Headquarters

Havasupai Tribe
P. O. Box 10
Supai, Arizona 86435
Tel: 928 448 2731
Fax: 928 448 2551
Email: info@havasupai-nsn.gov

The Official Website of the Havasupai Tribe


Brief Timeline

  • 1776: Father Francisco Garces and early Spanish explorer may have visited
  • 1840: The Tribe fought agains the settlers who encroached upon their territory
  • 1874: Western Pai force to relocate to the Colorado River Reservation
  • 1881: Mines discovered at Cataract Creek, Arizona Territory, on the Havasupai Indian Reservation.
  • 1882: Havasupai Reservation was created
  • 1934: Federal recognition

Additional References to the History of the Tribe and/or Band


Havasupai Indian Reservation, Arizona (Reservation)


  • Indian census rolls, Havasupai, 1905-1933, United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington [District of Columbia] : The National Archives, 1965 FHL 576867
  • Indian census rolls, 1885-1940, United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington [District of Columbia] : The National Archives, 1965 FHL 576867

Important Web Sites

Havasupai Tribe



  • Schwartz, Frank D. Tikalsky, Catherine A. Euler, John Nagel, Leslie Spier, and Erna Gunther. The Sacred Oral Tradition of the Havasupai: As Retold by Elders and Headmen Manakaja and Sinyella 1918-1921. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2010. WorldCat 651486851
  • Hirst, Stephen, and Stephen Hirst. I Am the Grand Canyon: The Story of the Havasupai People. Grand Canyon, AZ: Grand Canyon Association, 2006. WorldCat 67774027
  • Hirst, Stephen. Life in a Narrow Place. New York: D. McKay Co, 1976. WorldCat 1733148
  • Hirst, Stephen. Havsuw 'baaja: People of the Blue Green Water. Supai, Ariz: Havasupai Tribe, 1985. WorldCat 12809500
  • Schwartz, Douglas Wright. 1970. "The Havasupai 600 A.D.--1955 A.D. A Short Culture History". Plateau. 28. WorldCat 36036940
  • Spier, Leslie. Havasupai Ethnography. New York city: The Trustees, 1928. WorldCat 3101105
  • Sturtevant, William C., and Alfonso Ortiz. Handbook of North American Indians. Volume 10. Southwest. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1983. WorldCat 26140052