Maricopa Nation

The Maricopa people are a Native American tribe who have traditionally lived in the area that is now central and southern Arizona. They have a long history of farming, and their primary crops were corn, beans, and squash. The Maricopa were known for their sophisticated canal systems, which they used to irrigate their fields.

The Maricopa were also skilled traders, and they had a complex network of trade routes that extended throughout the Southwest. They were known for their finely made pottery, baskets, and other crafts.

In the late 1800s, the US government established the Gila River Indian Reservation for the Maricopa and other tribes. Many Maricopa were forced to move to the reservation, and they were forced to give up their traditional way of life.

Despite this, the Maricopa people have maintained their cultural traditions and continue to practice their traditional customs and ceremonies. Today, the Maricopa are a federally recognized tribe and have a reservation in Arizona.