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Papago Culture and History

As a complement to our Papago language information, here is our collection of indexed links about the Papago tribe and their society. Please note that Papagos and other American Indians are living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Papago history is interesting and important, but the Papago Indians are still here today, too, and we try to feature modern writers as well as traditional folklore, contemporary art as well as museum pieces, and issues and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday. Suggestions for new links are always welcome.

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Our Tohono O'odham Websites

Tohono O'odham Language:
    Information and language learning materials from the Papago Indian language.
Tohono O'odham Facts for Kids:
    Questions and answers about Cherokee culture.
Tohono O'odham Legends:
    Collection of Papago Indian legends and folktales.

Papago Tribal and Community Websites

Ak-Chin Indian Community:
    Homepage of this confederated Arizona tribe of Yaqui, Pima, and Tohono O'odham Indians.
Tohono O'odham Community College:
    Homepage of the Papago tribal college.
Tohono O'odham Community Action:
    Cultural organization of the Tohono O'odham (formerly Papago) nation.

Papago Lifestyle and Tradition

Papago Map:
    Tribal map of Papago Indian lands.
The Papago Indians:
    Curtis' early 20th-century ethnography of the Tohono O'odham (Papago) tribe.
Papago (Tohono O'odham):
    Papago history and culture.
Mesquite Cakes:
    Traditional Tohono O'odham recipes.
O'odham Legends:
    Collection of Papago and Pima Indian legends and folktales.
Southwestern Indian Religion:
    Online texts about Pueblo, Yaqui, and O'odham mythology and ceremonies.
Papago Authors * Tohono O'odham Authors:
    Tohono O'odham writers, their lives and work.
Tohono O'odham Genealogy Forum:
    Messageboard for Papago Indian descendants.
Flag of the Tohono O'odham Nation * Flag of the Ak-Chin Community:
    Papago flags.

Papago Literature and Arts

Papago Literature:
    Online anthology of stories, poetry, and legends by Papago authors.
Danny Lopez:
    Songs performed by a Tohono O'odham musician.
Four Directions: Papago:
    Timeline and links about Papago history.

Books for sale on the Papago Indians
Our organization earns a commission from any book bought through these links

Legends and Lore of the Papago and Pima Indians:
    Book of O'odham mythology for sale.
Papago Woman:
    Interesting biography of an early 20th-century Tohono O'odham woman.
Earth Movements/Jewed 'I-Hoi * When It Rains/Mat Hekid O Ju:
    Bilingual poetry collections from Tohono O'odham author Ofelia Zepeda.
Soft Child:
    Children's book illustrating a Southwest Indian legend about how the rattlesnake got its fangs.
The People: Indians of the American Southwest:
    Interesting book on the culture of the Papago Indians and other Southwestern tribes.
American Indian Books:
    Evolving list of books about Papagos and Native Americans in general.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

   Wikipedia: Tohono O'odham * Papago or Tohono O'odham: * Papago Tribe:
   Encyclopedia articles on the Papago tribe.
   Los Papagos * Pimas y Papagos * Los Papago:
   Information about the Papago people in Spanish.
   Papago Tribe:
   Papago links.

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