An Apache band whose home was in the canyon of Aravaipa creek, a tributary of the San Pedro River in southern Arizona.
Like the Chiricahua and other Apache of Arizona, they raided far southward, and were reputed to have laid waste every town in northern Mexico as far as the Gila, prior to the Gadsden purchase in 1853.
They also exterminated the Sobaipuri, a Piman tribe, in the latter part of the 18th century.
About 1872 they were removed to San Carlos Agency. The remnant of this tribe is now under the San Carlos and Fort Apache agencies on the White Mountain Reservation in Arizona.