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Pima

PIMA, a tribe and stock of North American Indians. Their range was southern Arizona and northern Mexico. The ruined Pima village, known to the Spanish as Casa Grande on the south bank of the Gila, is an example of their early civilization and skill in building. Driven out of their homes by neighbouring tribes, they lived a more or less nomadic life. They were always good farmers, showing much skill in irrigation. At first submitting to the Spaniards, they revolted in 1751, destroying all the missions. The war lasted two years, but since then the Pima Indians have been friendly with the settlers. As a race they are brave, honest and hard working. They number some 5000 on two reservations in Arizona. The Piman stock includes such tribes as the Papago, Huichol, Opata, Tarumari, and numbers upwards of a hundred thousand.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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