Shepherd proceeds on a roughly (though not exclusively) chronological course of examination of the history of the Hualapais. Those familiar with the terrain of Native American policy during the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries will find the expected attention to policies such as allotment, boarding schools, the Indian New Deal, termination, and other significant federal-level legislation.
Perhaps the strongest aspect of this book is the author's focus on the recent history of the Hualapais, touching on many issues of continuing importance to the community now and in the future.
The Hualapais' Skywalk attraction is expected to double tourists this year to 600,000.
Hualapai Indians allowed a developer to build the EUR23million structure to raise badly needed cash.
Lena Bravo, a Hualapai older in Arizona who founded an environmental group called Hualapais For a Better Tomorrow, says her tribe's 1991 defeat of a uranium strip-mine at the lip of the Grand Canyon depended more on the Great Spirit than on legal maneuverings.
At the Hualapai Reservation, dissidents used the vote, the tribal courts, and neighborly armtwisting to change their council's position on uranium mining.
On a cold morning in March 1994 dozens of Hualapais
woke up at 6:00 a.m.
Supreme Court case between the Hualapai
and the Santa Fe Railway is a wonderful contribution to the history profession, but it is also going to help the Hualapais
with land claims issues.
"Diamond Creek, where the Hualapais
had gardens before the white men came" (Fred Mahone, 13 October 1952, 16).
General George Crook's aide-de-camp wrote that the Hualapais
consented to peace "because they were tired of war" rather than because they had been consistently defeated in battle.(52) Cherum fought a cavalry detail for two hours on 20 January, but notified Price that his men did not shoot to kill.
We did not write "The Nine Lives of Cherum" in response to Braatz's "The Question of Regional Bands and Subtribes among the Preconquest Pai (Hualapai
and Havasupai) Indians of Northwestern Arizona" These articles appeared simultaneously; Braatz himself concedes this point in a note.
After conquest the Pai people divided into two reservations and, eventually, two federally recognized tribes: Havasupai and Hualapai
. However, the Handbook of North American Indians volume ten contains separate and distinct summaries of each group's preconquest sociopolitical organization--Hualapais with three subtribes headed by three official subchiefs and Havasupais with less-formal structures--suggesting they were separate tribes before conquest.