Scenic USA - Arizona
Scenic USA offers a collection of select photographs from a wide variety of attractions, points of interest, historic sites, state parks and
national parks found throughout the United States. Each photo feature is coupled with a brief explanation.
For further detailed information, links to other related sites are provided.
|Photos by Clayton Esterson
Clayton Esterson Gallery
The Native Havsuw `Baaja Tribe, commonly called Havasupai, enjoyed the area surrounding Havasu Canyon (Cataract Canyon) as their home for nearly 800 years. At one time claiming an area of 2000 square miles, the Havasupai saw their territory quickly dwindle to 518 acres in the late 1800s. Encroachment from the search for precious metals, the establishment of the Grand Canyon National Park, and railroad construction finally pushed the Havasupai Tribe in action. Decades of court proceedings came to fruition in 1975, when the tribe regained over 250,000 acres of their homeland.
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