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Fort Apache Indian Reservation

White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation
Seal of the White Mountain Apache tribe
Total population
Regions with significant populations
 United States ( Arizona)
Apache, English
Christianity, Native American Church, traditional tribal religion
Related ethnic groups
Western Apache, San Carlos Apache

The Fort Apache Indian Reservation is an Indian reservation in Arizona, United States, encompassing parts of Navajo, Gila, and Apache counties. It is home to the federally recognized White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, a Western Apache tribe. It has a land area of 2,627.608 sq mi (6,805.474 km²) and a population of 12,429 people as of the 2000 census.[1] The largest community is Whiteriver.


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  • Geography 2
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The Fort Apache Indian Reservation is covered mostly by pine forests and is habitat to a variety of forest wildlife. It is located directly south of the Mogollon Rim. The highest point in the reservation is Baldy Peak, with an elevation of 11,403 ft (3,476 m).


The Fort Apache Indian Reservation, south of Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona.

The tribe operates the Sunrise ski resort and the Hon Dah Resort Casino.[2] It has built the Apache Cultural Center & Museum, constructed in the traditional style of a gowa.

Other attractions within the reservation include the Fort Apache Historic Park, which has 27 buildings from the historic fort and a 288-acre National Historic District; and other historic sites. Kinishba Ruins, an ancient archeological site (AD 1150–1350) of the western Pueblo culture, is a National Historic Landmark and is located on nearby associated tribal trust lands. Appointments may be made to visit the site.


According to the Arizona Census Bureau, the Fort Apache Indian Reservation, which is located in Navajo County, is populated by small communities. North Fork, Whiteriver, Fort Apache, East Fork, Rainbow City, Cibecue, Hon-Dah, Mcnary, Turkey Creek, Seven Mile are the communities that comprise the Fort Apache Reservation which has a total population of 22, 036.


See also


  1. ^ Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona, United States Census Bureau
  2. ^


  • Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona United States Census Bureau

External links

  • White Mountain Apache Tribe – Official website
  • "Fort Apache Historic Park and Kinishba Ruins", Nohwike’ Bágowa (House of Our Footprints), White Mountain Apache Culture Center & Museum
  • Fort Apache Heritage Foundation
  • White Mountain Apache Tribe, Arizona Intertribal Council

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