Maricopa, Peeposh Tribe

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Southwest Indian Maricopa Reservation Pottery and Fine Art

Maricopa pottery making essentially was nonexistent at the turn of the 20th century, but with the diligence of Elizabeth Hart of the United States Indian Service Home Extension Department, there was a revival, not only in production but also in quality of workmanship.

The Maricopa Reservation is located on the Salt River and Gila River region just outside Phoenix, Arizona. There are very few Maricopa Indians remaining, and almost no potters among them. A couple of the well-known names are Ida Redbird and Mable Sunn.  

The original name of the tribe, before the Spanish named them Maricopa, was Peeposh, a name which they are re-adopting.