Papagoes Indians

These Indians occupy a section of country about seventy miles south from the Pima reservation, near the Sonora line, and in fact their settlements extend some distance into Sonora. They speak the same language as the Pimas, but have mostly embraced the Catholic religion, and are much further advanced in civilization. They live by cultivating the soil and raising stock. They are peaceable, well-disposed, and have never asked nor received hut little assistance from the Government. They are at peace with all the world except the Apaches, but toward them their hate is intense. They are docile and kind in their intercourse with the people. Many of them are employed by farmers and stock raisers, and are considered excellent laborers. Their women are virtuous and industrious. The men, like most Indians, engage in polygamy, and sometimes drink too much liquor.

Source: Resources Of Arizona Territory. Francis & Valentine, Steam Printers And Engravers. 1871. This site includes some historical materials that may imply negative stereotypes reflecting the culture or language of a particular period or place. These items are presented as part of the historical record and should not be interpreted to mean that the webmasters in any way endorse the stereotypes implied.

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