Stealing the Gila: The Pima Agricultural Economy and Water Deprivation, 1848-1921

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By 1850 the Pima Indians of central Arizona had developed a strong and sustainable agricultural economy based on irrigation. As David H. DeJong demonstrates, the Pima were an economic force in the mid-nineteenth century middle Gila River valley, producing food and fiber crops for western military expeditions and immigrants. Moreover, crops from their fields provided an additional source of food for the Mexican military presidio in Tucson, as well as the U.S. mining districts centered near Prescott. For a brief period of ...

Stealing the Gila: The Pima Agricultural Economy and Water Deprivation, 1848-1921 2016, University of Arizona Press

ISBN-13: 9780816535583

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Stealing the Gila: The Pima Agricultural Economy and Water Deprivation, 1848-1921 2009, University of Arizona Press

ISBN-13: 9780816527984

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