|Part of the American Indian Wars|
Tonto Apache. - White Mountain Reservation, Arizona, 1891, by Julian Scott.
|Commanders and leaders|
| Pauline Weaver|
The Yavapai Wars, or the Tonto Wars, were a series of armed conflicts between the Yavapai and Tonto tribes against the United States in Arizona. The period began, no later than 1861, with the arrival of American settlers on Yavapai and Tonto land. At the time, the Yavapai were considered a band of the Western Apache people due to their close relationship with tribes such as the Tonto and Pinal. The wars ended with the Yavapai's, and the Tonto's, removal from the Camp Verde Reservation to San Carlos on February 27, 1875, now known as Exodus Day.
- Braatz, Timothy (2003). Surviving conquest: a history of the Yavapai peoples. University of Nebraska Press. ISBN 0-8032-1331-X.
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