Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation


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The people of the Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation are descencded from the Akimel O’odham, also known as Pima Indians, and the Pee Posh (Maricopa).

Official Tribal Name: Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation

District 1 – Shuckma hudag or Oos Kek, which translates to “Blackwater” and “Stick Stand.”
Address: 15747 N. Shegoi Road, Blackwater, Arizona
Telephone: (520) 215-2110
Fax: (520) 215-2119

District 2 – Hashan Kek, or “Saguaro Stand.”
Address: P.O. Box 713, Sacaton, AZ 85247
Telephone: (520) 562-3450 or (520) 562-3358 or (520) 562-1807
Fax: (520) 562-2032

District 3 –  Sacaton, known as Ge e Ke or “Big House,” (unofficial capital of the Community).
Address: P.O. Box 546, Sacaton, AZ 85247
Telephone: (520) 562-2700
Fax: (520) 562-3435 

District 4 – Santan (Olberg, Santan (Upper and Lower), Stotonic, Chandler Heights, Gila Butte, Goodyear, and East Lone Butte Village)
Address: P.O. Box 557, Sacaton, AZ 85247
Telephone: (520) 418-3661 / (520) 418-3228

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Fax: (520) 418-3665

Recognition Status: Federally Recognized

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Region: Southwest Culture Region 

State(s) Today: Arizona

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Confederacy: Pima


Reservation: Gila River Indian Reservation

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  • Ira Hayes (1923–1955)- Marine Paratrooper and Iwo Jima flagraiser

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