Gila River Indian Community Constitution


Location: approximately 34 miles south of the Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix, Arizona.

Population: 11,257

Date of Constitution: 1960


Gila River Indian Community. 1960. "Constitution and By-Laws of the Gila River Indian Community, Arizona." Sacaton, AZ. 

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