Yaqui Nation

The Yaqui are a Native American tribe indigenous to the Mexican state of Sonora and the Southwestern United States. Their traditional territory extended along the Yaqui River and its tributaries, and they have a long and complex history.

The Yaqui people have lived in their present territory for centuries, and have a rich cultural heritage. They developed sophisticated agricultural techniques, and were skilled traders and craftsmen.

They also had a complex social and political organization, with a strong sense of community and a tradition of resistance to outside control.

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Yaqui people were targeted by the Mexican government for forced labor and displacement from their land. Many Yaqui were forcibly relocated to other parts of Mexico, and many more were killed.

Despite this, the Yaqui people have managed to maintain their culture and identity, and continue to live in their traditional territory today.

In recent years, the Yaqui people have been involved in various forms of resistance and advocacy, including efforts to gain formal recognition of their land rights, and to preserve their culture and way of life.