Indians: Squalor Amid Splendor

It is a canyon of incomparable beauty. Red sandstone walls climb 5,300 ft. above 518 verdant acres. Waters cas cade down arching falls and sparkle in terraced pools coated with deposits of travertine. From this flow came the settlers' name. The Havasupai Indians— "people who live by the blue-green water" — occupy, as they have for ten centuries, the floor of Cataract Canyon in Grand Canyon National Park.

Against such natural splendor, the 370 members of the Havasupai tribe live, or exist, as one of the most impoverished groups in the U.S. The soaring...

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