Gila Bend Indian Reservation

San Lucy District
Gila Bend Indian Reservation was one of three Tohono O'odham Nations 3 reservations, with this one being the smallest both geographically and demographically, with only 625 people on it.wikipedia
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Tohono Oʼodham Nation

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Gila Bend Indian Reservation was one of three Tohono O'odham Nations 3 reservations, with this one being the smallest both geographically and demographically, with only 625 people on it.
In 1882, President Chester A. Arthur signed an executive order creating the Gila Bend Indian Reservation as additional lands for the Tohono Oʼodham people.

Chester A. Arthur

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The reservation was created in 1882 by President Chester A. Arthur, via executive order, and originally encompassed 22,400 acres.

Executive order

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The reservation was created in 1882 by President Chester A. Arthur, via executive order, and originally encompassed 22,400 acres.

Painted Rock Dam

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In 1960, the Army Corps of Engineers completed construction of the Painted Rock Dam on the Gila River.

Gila River

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In 1960, the Army Corps of Engineers completed construction of the Painted Rock Dam on the Gila River.

Gila Bend, Arizona

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Residents were relocated to a 40 acre parcel of land named San Lucy Village, near Gila Bend, Arizona.

United States Congress

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In 2011, the U.S. Congress passed the Gila Bend Indian Reservation Lands Replacement Clarification Act (H.R. 2938), which amended the 1986 Act to prohibit gaming activities on any of the land which the Nation acquired as a result of the earlier Act.