No U.S. state has extra land put aside for Native American tribes than the state of Arizona. The state has 21 particular person reservations, established as early as 1859 (the Gila River Indian Neighborhood created for the Pima and Maricopa tribes) to as late as 1984 (the Zuni Heaven Reservation, created for the Zuni tribe).
All advised, over 1 / 4 of the land within the state, 27.1 p.c, is federally protected reservation land, with a number of of the quite a few reservations overlapping barely into the neighboring states of California, Nevada, Utah, and New Mexico.
Not solely does Arizona have essentially the most reserved land, nevertheless it additionally comprises the biggest single reservation in america, the Navajo Nation reserve. The reserve, established in 1868 and located within the northeast nook of the state and lengthening barely into New Mexico and Utah, covers 27,413 sq. miles and has a inhabitants of 173,667 folks.
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