Tohono O’odham Nation, Arizona (Tribe)

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Tribal Headquarters

Tohono O'odham Nation
P. O. Box 837
Sells, AZ 85634
Phone: 1.520.383.2028
Fax: 1.520.383.3379


Once known as Papago, name changed in 1986 to Tohono O' odham

Brief Timeline

1687: Father Eusebio Kino teaches the Papago to grow wheat, chickpeas, onions, and melons

1853: The Gadsden Purchase brings Papago lands to the United States

1876: The tribe makes peace with the Apache

1917: Sells Reservation established

1986: Tribe changes name from Papago to Tohono O' odham

Additional References to the History of the Tribe


Sells Resrvation


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