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Papago also known as “O'odham” Pitek, Emily


The Papago have traditionally inhabited the Sonoran desert area of present day Sonora, Mexico, and Arizona, United States. Today, the Papago live on the Tohono O'odham Nation Reservation in Arizona, United States. This entry focuses on the reservation circa 1910, with emphasis on the Archie dialect division. By this time, the Papago have had contact with Spanish missionaries and settlers for about two centuries, and the United States had incorporated the territory into its reservations. As a result of this contact, Christian ideas have been incorporated into the Papago religion, which is a syncretic blend of native and Christian beliefs and practices. [This item was updated on August 7, 2019.]

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