The world famous Havasu Falls are one of three falls located at the bottom of the Grand Canyon in Arizona. They are located within the boundaries of the Havasupai Nation. The Havasupai (Havasu=blue-green water, Pai=people) Indians have lived in the area of the Grand Canyon for over 800 years. They initially claimed ownership of an area the size of Delaware, however, over time lost all but 518 acres due to the railroads and silver mining. It wasn't until 1975 when they used the judicial system to regain control of approximately 185,000 of their original acres. Early Europeans also mined travertine in the area during the 1800s. Note the formations of travertine that looks like stone waterfalls themselves. They were formed by flooding and the ever changing path of the river. Today the Havasupai manage the popular area.
December 16th, 2015
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