HUALAPAI


THE HUALAPAI

The Hualapai own and occupy most of the south side of the western Grand Canyon, as one of the four major land-owners on that side of the Colorado River. In addition to their own history, they appear as actors in several arenas. 

They figure in entries on the dams, including the very interesting 1930's plan of Fred Mahone for capitalizing on the presence of Hoover dam's reservoir along their north border. 

In the first decade of this century, the Hualapai, GCNP, and Lake Mead NRA chiefs formed a Core Team to hold regular meetings, particularly on matters relating to river traffic in the western Canyon. This was an attempt to accept their disagreement on the boundary and collaborate where possible.

The northern boundary of the Hualapai Indian Reservation received special treatment in several posts. These posts also appear in the chapter on GCNP boundaries.

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Pieces of the Hualapai Story
  What I was thinking about in starting this project
  Putting the Hualapai origins in the context of the Grand Canyon peoples
  Not one an FOTH would accept, and only up to the fight over Hualapai dam
  I have some critical remarks about J. Shepherd's recent book
  The events of 1881
  The Hualapai path was hard, but different from the Havasupai


Minerals
  The Hualapai position on uranium prospecting


River & Reservoir Affairs
  Fred Mahone's ideas about Hualapai utilization of Lake Mead
  Fantasizing a horror story
  Getting mixed up with the APA effort to get an FPC license for Bridge Canyon dam

  A collaborative management effort begins
  The detailed narratives of the meetings
  The detailed narrative and conclusions
  Information on a crucial meeting that led to the suspension of the effort, 2004


The Reservation's Northern Boundary
  An orientation to the elements of the Hualapai/GCNP river boundary dispute
  A quick run-through of the differing points of view on the GCNP/Hualapai river boundary
  A full gathering of the arguments
  Including solicitor's opinions and Hualapai position papers
  Dates and my statement of events
  Haitat and adjudication
  How could the Park make such a mistake?