Indian Conflicts & The Yavapai



Here's an Index of INDIAN CONFLICT & Yavapai articles on Prescott AZ History
(Click on the TITLE you wish to see)

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The story of one of the worst episodes in the Indian Wars.


Story of how Skull Valley, AZ earned its name as a killing field.


Hot-Head Miners Murder 20 Yavapai

The story of one of the first Indian conflicts in Yavapai county. A group of miners unjustly murder 20 Yavapai Indians for a crime they did not commit.



"I Survived an Apache Attack"
The Story of the Fight at Battle Flat, June 3rd, 1864, in Yavapai county, AZ. Five prospectors faced several dozen Apaches.





1864: Apache Indians Mass to Attack Prescott
True story of how the Apache tribe massed to attack Prescott in 1864 and what stopped them.



The Legend of Burnt Ranch
The Indian War raid by Apache-Mojave Indians that gave Burnt Ranch in Prescott, AZ its name.



1865: The Clever Ambush at Battle Point (Skull Valley)
True story of a 1865 clever ambush in the Indian Wars at "Battle Point" where the Skull Valley, AZ depot is located today.



I Was the Cause of the Battle of Skull Valley
The true story of the Battle of Skull Valley, AZ in August, 1866 as told through the eyes of a teamster who was there and nearly killed.

See how Native Americans successfully used the tactic of "guerrilla attrition" to keep a prosperous gold mine from operating during the Indian Wars.


The story of a group of Mexican volunteers fighting proudly during the Indian Wars in Yavapai county.




1867: The Jack-the-Ripper of Yavapai County?
The shocking true story of John B. Townsend; a man who "killed more Apaches than most pioneers had ever seen."



Spencer Repeating Rifle Rules the Battle of the Black Mountains
The account of the first use of the Spencer Repeating Rifle in the Indian Wars in Arizona. This took place in the Black Mountains just west of the Verde River in April, 1867.




1868-71: The Last Indian Raids on Kirkland Valley
The story of the last of the Indian raids on Kirkland Valley, Arizona from 1868-1871.



Story of how Yavapai county sat helpless in the midst of Native American raids during the Indian Wars.


One man's account of the trials and tribulations of simply traveling to Prescott in 1871.



1872: The Gruesome Fate of the Young Braggart
The story of a young pioneer braggart traveling to Yavapai county, Arizona and his terrible fate during the Indian Wars in 1872.




The Battle of Turret Peak, which Bloody Basin, AZ is named after, was not a victory over hostile Apaches; it was a massacre of friendly Yavapais.


The Yavapai People:


The Yavapai People's Ancient Flood Story
The Yavapai Indian's origin story includes a "Great Flood" that holds intriguing commonalities with the story of Noah in the Book of Genesis.



America's First Chieftess Was a Yavapai
The intriguing biography of Viola Jimulla, the first woman chief in America. She lead the Prescott Yavapai Tribe through one of there lowest times by relying on her Christian faith.


Meet the Kakaka: The Little Indian People Who Live in the Mountains
The account of the Kakaka, the paranormal, Indian Little People who live in the mountains of Yavapai county and elsewhere in Arizona. They are a vital part of Indian culture, teaching the Native American medicine men.


The Findings at the Fitzmaurice Indian Ruin
A description of the archeological findings of the Fitzmaurice Ruin in Prescott Valley, AZ. It's the largest Indian Ruin in the Prescott region.