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Continuing Traditions

Toward the end of the 19th century the Gila River was diverted for use by non-Indians. The Akimel O’odham people, who counted on the river for survival, suffered poverty and starvation. By 1900 much of their traditional culture had disappeared except for basketry, which generated income. The few Akimel O’odham basket weavers who are active today are located on the Gila River Reservation in Arizona. They produce high-quality work in both traditional and contemporary designs.

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