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Ruined Raid on Short Creek (access required)

Arizona National Guard troops fed women and children following the 1953 raid on Short Creek.Prior to dawn on a summer morning in 1953, Arizona staged the largest police action in its history. It was a costly, controversial venture that made headlines across the nation but produced no tangible results.Short Creek — today called Colorado City ...

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