Yavapai-Prescott Tribe

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Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe
Flag of the Yavapai-Prescott Tribe.svg
Flag of the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe
Total population
under 200
Regions with significant populations
Languages
Yavapai, English
Religion
Indigenous religion, Christianity
Related ethnic groups
other Yavapai people

The Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe, formerly known as the Yavapai-Prescott Tribe of the Yavapai Reservation, a federally recognized tribe of Yavapai people.[1] Fewer than 200 people are enrolled in the tribe.

Reservation[edit]

The Yavapai reservation is approximately 1,413 acres (5.72 km2) in central Yavapai County in west-central Arizona.

Government[edit]

The tribe is headquartered in Prescott, Arizona. Their current tribal president is Ernest Jones.[1]

Economic development[edit]

The tribe has a shopping center, two casinos, and a hotel where the reservation abuts State Highway 69 at Prescott, Arizona. A business park is on the reservation off State Highway 89 north of Prescott. The 2000 census reported a resident population of 182 persons on the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Reservation, 117 of whom were of solely Native American heritage.

On March 27, 2014, the tribe announced plans to build a new casino on the corner of Yavpe Connector and Highway 69 in Prescott. The new casino will replace the existing two casinos (Yavapai and Bucky's) and feature 50,000 square feet of gaming floor, which is twice as big as the two current casinos combined, multiple restaurants, a venue for small events and concerts and more. Construction is scheduled to start toward the end of 2014 and be complete by the end of 2016.

Services[edit]

Law enforcement services are provided by the Yavapai-Prescott Tribal Police Department.

Notable tribal members[edit]

  • Viola Jimulla (1878–1966), chief of the Prescott Yavapai from 1940 to 1966.

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Coordinates: 34°33′02″N 112°26′06″W / 34.55056°N 112.43500°W / 34.55056; -112.43500