Tohono O'odham Nation

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Papago woman, gathering Hanamh.jpg

See also Papago Indians.

Tribal Headquarters[edit | edit source]

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

History[edit | edit source]

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

Brief Timeline[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Reservations[edit | edit source]

Sells Reservation

Tohono O'odham Reservation

Agencies[edit | edit source]

Pima Agency

Superintendencies[edit | edit source]

New Mexico Superintendency

Arizona Superintendency

Records[edit | edit source]

The majority of records of individuals were those created by the agencies. Some records may be available to tribal members through the tribal headquarters.They were (and are) the local office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and were charged with maintaining records of the activities of those under their responsibility. Among these records are:

Correspondence and Censuses[edit | edit source]

Tribe Agence Location of Original Records

Pre-1880 Correspondence

M234 RG 75 Rolls 962

Roll Number




Post-1885 Census

M595 RG 75 Rolls 595

Roll Number




Papago Pima Agency, 1901-51

Washington D.C.

and Los Angeles

- - 347-61, 478, 480-85 Films: 579757-579770, and Film:580740

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

  • Pima Agency, M595,
    • births and deaths 1924-1932, FHL Film: 579766

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