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Halchidhoma Indian Tribe

The Halchidhoma Indians were a Yuman tribe of Arizona and Colorado, relatives of the Maricopa and Yuma tribes. They were sometimes also known as the Halchadhoma, Halchidom, Halchidoma, or Alchedum. The Halchidhoma no longer exist as a distinct tribe. Most of them joined forces with their allies the Maricopas in the 1800's, and their descendants still live among the Maricopas today. The original Halchidhoma language was never well recorded, but seems to have been an Upper River Yuman language related to Maricopa and Yuma. Elderly Halchidhoma people today speak a particular dialect of Maricopa which may have been influenced by their original language.

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Halchidhoma Language Links

Halchidom Language Tree:
    Theories about Halchidom language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Maricopa Language:
    Our Maricopa language resources.

Halchidhoma Culture and History Links

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community * Gila River Indian Community:
    Homepages of the two reservations where most Halchidhoma people live today.
Wikipedia: Halchidhoma:
    Wikipedia article on the Halchidhoma Indians.
Four Directions: Halchidhoma:
    Timeline and links about Halchidhoma history.

Books for sale on the Halchidhoma Indians

Yuman Tribes of the Lower Colorado:
    Book on the history of the Yuman tribes, including a section on the Halchidhoma.

Links, References, and Additional Information

Halchidhoma Tribe:
Links pages about the Halchidhomas.



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