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Aravaipa Apaches

Aravaipa Apaches

Apache tribe whose home was in Aravaipa canyon, a tributary of the San Pedro river.  According to Hodge, "The name is from the Pima, meaning 'girls.'  Possibly applied to these people for some unmanly act."

These were the Apaches killed in the Camp Grant massacre, 1871.  In 1872 the remnant was moved to San Carlos Agency.   Hodge spells the name "Ari-vai-pa,"  which was approved by the U. S. G. B. but later changed to "Ara-vai-pa."  Lumholtz says:  "This word may come from the Papago 'Alivaipia,' a small spring or water hole."

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