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Hia-Ced O’odham seek federal recognition as tribe (access required)

Hia-Ced, tribes, ASU, Hia-Ced Hemajkam LLC, U.S. and Mexico border, Tohono O’odham Nation, Puerto Peñasco, Mexico

In Arizona, 22 federally recognized tribes inhabit nearly every region of the state, according to the Arizona State Museum, but the Hia-Ced isn’t one of them. But some descendants of those four surviving families are working to change that. They’re researching the history of the Hia-Ced to prove their existence and distinctions and working to advocate for recognition with the federal government.

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Fort Defiance (access required)

Fort Defiance, established in 1851, was the first military post established in what would become the Arizona Territory, and its post office, established in 1856, provided the future territory’s first postal service.

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