Gila River Indian Community
Situated along Interstate 10 between Tucson and Phoenix, Gila (pronounced "heela") River Indian Community is readily accessible from either destination.
The reservation comprises 372,00 acres south of Phoenix, Tempe, and Chandler Arizona and was established in 1859 by an Act of Congress. The reservation is the homeland of the Pima and Maricopa Indians.
Firebird Lake is located on the reservation and hosts featured events throughout the year. There is a casino and bingo hall on the reservation which are owned and managed by the Gila River Indian Community.
Other attractions on/near the reservation include Casa Grande Ruins and Gila Heritage Park which features a self-guided tour of traditional Indian homes from the Apache, Papago, Pima, and Maricopa tribes.
Major events held:
The Gila River Indians are noted for Pima basketry and Maricopa pottery.
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