Hormiguerito, Arizona

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Hormiguerito, or Ormejera No.2 in an 1858 census, (probably a garbled American version of Hormiguero), one of the smaller 19th century Pima Villages, located along the Gila River, in what is now the Gila River Indian Community in Pinal County, Arizona. Hormiguero, Spanish for "ant hill", with the diminutive "-ito", meant Little Anthill.[1][2]


  1. ^ G. Bailey, Special Agent Indian Department, Report 77, Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, accompanying the Annual Report of the Secretary of the Interior, For the Year 1858, Wm. A. Harris, Printer, Washington, 1858, pp. 202-208. A report about the Indians of the so called Territory of Arizona, including census tables of the Maricopas, Pimas and Papagos furnished by Lieutenant A. B. Chapman, First Dragoons, U. S. Army.
  2. ^ Wilson, People of the Middle Gila, pp.153-154