North American Indian people living mostly in a region straddling the U.S.-Mexico border. Their language belongs to the Uto-Aztecan language stock. Their name means “desert people”; in the 1980s they rejected the name Papago, from a Piman word papahvi-o-otam (“bean eaters”). Closely related to the Pima, they probably descend from ancient Hohokam peoples. On their traditional territory, vast stretches of desert regions of Arizona, U.S., and northern Sonora, Mex., the Tohono O'odham practiced food gathering and flash-flood farming. Because of the wide dispersal of their fields, their largest viable political unit was a group of temporarily related villages. They had less contact with colonizers and settlers than other indigenous groups and have retained elements of their traditional culture. Early 21st century population estimates indicated some 20,000 individuals of Tohono O'odham descent.
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Teak sandstone creates innovative office design: the Papago Gateway Center--the first mixed-use wet lab building in Tempe, AZ--applied stone in original ways to help support the structure and create landmarks for people who would use the building.(Commercial Stonework)(Papago Gateway Center)
Nov 01, 2008; [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The Papago Gateway Center recently became the first mixed-use building in Tempe, AZ, providing...
Arizona Historical Society Museum at Papago Park Hosts Landmark 'Sights & Sound' Photographic Exhibit Featuring Refugee Households in Metropolitan Phoenix.
Apr 21, 2009; FUSE: Portraits of Refugee Households in Metropolitan Phoenix opens at the Arizona Historical Society Museum at Papago...