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(LST-676: dp. 3,960 (tl.), 1. 328'0", b. 50'0", dr.11'2"; s. 10.0 k.; cpl. 151; a. 7 40mm., 12 20mm. cl. LST-542)

LST-676 was laid down on 22 April 1944 at Ambridge, Pa., by the American Bridge and Iron Co. launched on 6 June 1944, sponsored by Mrs. C. F. Goodrich; and commissioned, at New Orleans, La., on 30 June 1944, Lt. Pat Munroe, USNR, in command.

LST-676 departed New Orleans on 7 July for Florida and conducted shakedown training out of St. Andrews Bay—two weeks filled with drills of every description ranging from firefighting to abandon ship and from gunnery to beaching exercises. Returning to New Orleans following her shakedown, LST-676 took LCT-90O on board on her main deck and sailed on 2 August for Cuba, arriving at Guantanamo Bay on the 9th, en route to Panama.

Reaching Colon on 16 August, LST-676 took on board 105 army passengers for transportation to the west coast and transited the Panama Canal that day. After discharging her passengers at San Pedro, Calif., on 1 September, LST-676 sailed for Hawaii and arrived at Pearl Harbor on the 14th.

While at Pearl Harbor, LST-676 received word that she had been selected for conversion to a logistics vessel for landing craft, a self-propelled barracks ship. The need for large numbers of small craft in the amphibious operations of the American campaign in the Pacific—craft and ships such as LCI's, LCT's, SC's, PC's, PCS's and YMS's—meant logistics headaches. Those vessels needed fuel, water, and provisions just like the larger ships; and thus specialized ships for supporting them were needed, too.

Still another large group of small craft needing support were the LCM's and LCVP's left behind when their transports sortied on night retirements from the beaches. The idea of a barracks ship came, apparently, from Capt. Stanley Leith, operations officer for Commander, Amphibious Forces, Pacific Fleet, Vice Admiral Richmond K. Turner. When Leith suggested to Turner that LST's be converted to serve as "mother ships," the admiral readily agreed, and a program to make these changes was promptly launched.

However, before her conversion, LST-676 was to perform one more duty as a true LST, lifting a detachment of marines and their equipment to Hilo, Hawaii. She returned to Pearl Harbor on 2 October to moor at the Waipio Amphibious Operating Base at West Loch.

There the landing ship underwent the conversion to a self-propelled barracks ship of the Benewah (APB-35) class. Sixteen large refrigeration units were installed, as was stowage for dry provisions. Berthing space was provided at the after end of the former tank deck. One quonset hut was added topside to provide a wardroom and quarters for transient officers and another was erected for a bakery and galley. Besides those main deck structures, the ship received portable distilling tanks to produce fresh water and several storage tanks for it.

Thus equipped to furnish fuel, water, fresh and dry provisions, the ship—reclassified as a modified LST, LST(M)-676—conducted her shakedown at Hilo before she put into the Supply Depot at Pearl Harbor. There, she loaded 385 tons of fresh, frozen, and dry provisions and, in addition, embarked 8 officers and 198 men from a boat pool for transportation. On 24 January 1945, LST(M)-676 departed Pearl Harbor, via Eniwetok and Guam, bound for Iwo Jima.

The Iwo Jima campaign marked the first time that LST(M)'s were utilized in operations. On the D-plus one day at Iwo Jima, 20 February 1945, LST(M)-676 proceeded to an anchorage about one-half mile south of Mount Suribachi—the scene of the famous flag-raising —and soon began tending the assault boats carrying men and equipment to "Green" and "Yellow" beaches.

During the ensuing 10 days of the operation to capture Iwo Jima, the converted LST fed 3,499 men and berthed 2,307; LCI's, SC's, and LST's took on a total of 76,527 pounds of fresh and dry provisions, 37,250 gallons of water, and 89,334 gallons of fuel oil. Even after the island was considered secured, LST(M)-676 remained in the vicinity, taking part in the occupation and garrisoning of the island and furnishing logistics support for the ships and landing craft in the area.

LST(M)-676 remained at Iwo Jima until 27 April. During the time she spent there supporting the invasion and occupation of that key island, she fed 27,823 officers and men and berthed 12,350. She transferred some 561 tons of fresh and dry provisions between 275 ships ranging in size from destroyers to LCT's. In addition, 203 ships received some 305,884 gallons of water between them, and 95 ships took on 324,030 gallons of fuel.

Retiring to Guam after the successful conclusion of the Iwo Jima operation, the ship there received word that she had been given the name Yavapai and redesignated APB 42, effective on 1 May 1945. She effected repairs at Guam before she departed that island in late June, bound for Okinawa.

Yavapai arrived at Okinawa almost at the height of the campaign. Called upon to take over the function of provisioning small craft, Yavapai anchored off the Hagushi beachhead to proceed with her vital duties. During daylight hours, the ship provided logistics support to ships and small craft; at night, she manned the antiaircraft batteries against the almost ever-present Japanese raiding aircraft.

Some 556 ships came alongside during the days Yavapai spent at Okinawa and, when the end of the war came in mid-August 1945, she was still at Okinawa, performing her "over the counter" logistics function there. She subsequently participated in Operation "Campus," the occupation of the southern half of Korea. Arriving at Jinsen, Korea (later known as Inchon), on 12 September, Yavapai provided food, fuel, and water; "mothered" a 300-man boat pool; and acted as station ship for their activities.

The barracks ship remained in the Far East into the spring of 1946. She served two tours at Jinsen (from 12 September 1945 to 31 January 1946 and from 21 February 1946 to 8 April 1946) and two at Tsingtao, China (from 1 to 20 February 1946 and from 9 to 14 April 1946), before she sailed for the United States. After proceeding via Okinawa and Pearl Harbor Yavapai transited the Panama Canal on 11 June and arrived at the Charleston Naval Shipyard, Charleston, S.C., on 20 June.

Decommissioned there on 3 December 1946, Yavapai was placed in reserve and remained in that status into the late 1950's before being struck from the Navy list.

LST(M)-676 received one battle star for her World War II service.


Yavapai Wars

The Yavapai Wars, or the Tonto Wars, were a series of armed conflicts between the Yavapai and Tonto tribes against the United States in the Arizona Territory. 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 war culminated with the Yavapai's removal from the Camp Verde Reservation to San Carlos on February 27, 1875, an event now known as Exodus Day. [4] [5]


Yavapai Oral History Book

Ted Simons: In the 1970s the Yavapai community of the Fort McDowell Reservation east of the Phoenix area fought off a proposed federal dam, which spurred tribal elders to have their histories recorded as they themselves knew it, passed down orally from generation to generation. The effort resulted in "Oral History of the Yavapai." A history of the Yavapai Nation. Joining us to talk about it is Carolina Butler. Why did you undertake this particular project?

Caroline Butler: Because it was not mine to do, but it just worked out that way. The oldest man of the tribe, Mike Harrison, asked me in 1973, I want you to write the history of our tribe. I said, well, I'm busy right now helping you fight off the dam, which would have forced them from their land. But I said, I'll get you someone. So I sent out a letter to a publisher in Tucson that I knew, and the letter found itself to the hands of Dr. Sigrid Cara, an ASU anthropology professor. She called up and said, I'm interested in doing this project. I took her out to Fort McDowell and introduced her to Mike Harrison. He had invited his cousin, John Williams. The three of them sat down and started recording, they recorded for two to three years. It ended up in 200 audio recordings of their interviews. And Mike and John died of old age and infirmity in 1983. And Dr. Cara unfortunately got cancer and she died in 1984. She knew that she was not going to get well, so she wrote her will and left me all her research material.

Caroline Butler: Yes. So this big project landed in my lap. So I just put it aside for many, many years. Did some work on it, you know, reorganizing her color slides, et cetera. So anyway one day I said, I'm not getting any younger, I better get this thing done.

Ted Simons: And you got this thing done.

Caroline Butler: I'm very pleased.

Ted Simons: I'm sure you are.

Caroline Butler: The "Oral History of the Yavapai" is a very special and different book which all Arizona should know about. It's history from the Indians' point of view and told in their own words. You don't come across that in any book. Nobody's library shelf has a book like this one.

Ted Simons: You talked to two elders, mostly responsible for their earlier interviews. Were other people involved? Were others involved at later dates or was this mostly their remembrances?

Caroline Butler: It was their remembrances. You will read in the book that Dr. Cara writes that other people from the reservation came around and said, well, that's not exactly how it happened, you know. But anyway, this is to be expected. So she said after hearing from other people, there was no question that the ones that had the most knowledge about the old days was Mike and John.

Ted Simons: And you mentioned some other people involved and maybe they had different stories. How do you -- when you put an oral history together, how do you make sure the facts are the facts? How do you corroborate some of this information? Do you look in textbooks? Did you talk to other people? How did you make sure what you were getting was the real thing?

Caroline Butler: I remember that Dr. Cara, all of us became close friends. I remember, because she researched the Army records, the white people's records. She would say it's amazing what the two old fellows are saying, that it dovetails in with the records that the Army has, it was amazing.

Ted Simons: I'm sure. Your book includes some amazing photography. The photographs, where did you find those?

Caroline Butler: First of all, the cover is of Four Peaks. And that's on everybody's Arizona license plate, you know.

Ted Simons: We can almost all see it, too, at some times of the year.

Caroline Butler: But this photo was taken by my son who is a professional photographer. He gets his photographs in "Arizona Highways." He has taken so many photos. When I finished the text of the book, he said, Mom, you can have any photo you want from my inventory. I asked, do you have a photo of this? This? I don't want any buildings or people, I want landscape.

Ted Simons: And you got some landscape. We saw an amazing array of photographs there. When the project was finally done, you got the book, you leaf through it, was it what you expected?

Caroline Butler: I have to tell you that it brings me to tears. Because the story of the Yavapai is so painful, and no one knows about it. And these people walk among us today, and I say that for years the Yavapai people have been walking among us, holding this painful past in their hearts and souls. Because their history has not been out until now. And so imagine the black Americans walking among us today, and no history has ever been recorded of their painful past, let's say. It's the same way for the Yavapai.

Ted Simons: What reaction have you had from the Yavapai people, and from other historians?

Caroline Butler: Well, the historians, I'll tell you, even today when I was telling everybody, I alerted half of Arizona that I was going to be here --

Caroline Butler: - and that the book was going to be on this program. The professionals, anthropologists and professors I know that know about the book, they said, oh, it's so great. One e-mailed me today and he says, I've read the book and he says, I had to skip some of the painful parts. It was just too much. I says, well, these people have been walking around with it in their hearts for 150 years.

Ted Simons: We've run out of time. Congratulations on the project. Obviously a long time in coming but you got it out there. The books is out there. Continued success. Thanks for joining us.

Caroline Butler: And the Yavapais have all loved it. I think every Yavapai is watching too.

Ted Simons: Good to have you here. That's good news.

Caroline Butler: Thank you, Tim.

The Yavapai Community of the Fort McDowell Reservation east of the Phoenix area has fought for rights that have had nationwide implications. The Yavapai fought and won in court for voting rights in the 1940s, battled a federal dam and were the first to have gaming. In the 1970s, tribal elders Mike Harrison and John Williams sought to have their history recorded as they themselves knew it, passed down orally from generation to generation. The effort resulted in a book “Oral History of the Yavapai.” Book editor Caroline Butler will talk about the book.


Yavapai County, Arizona

Yavapai County is located near the center of the state of Arizona. Based on the 2010 census, its population was 211,073. Yavapai county was created in 1864. The county seat is Prescott. Yavapai County is named for after Yavapai Native American people.

Yavapai County comprises the Prescott, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Etymology - Origin of Yavapai County Name

Yavapai County is named for after Yavapai Native American people.

Demographics:

Yavapai County History

Yavapai County, Arizona


Yavapai county is enclosed on the north and west by Mohave County on the east by New Mexico and the south by Maricopa County. Nearly the entire county has an altitude of from 5,000 to 6,000 feet above the level of the sea, and several mountains rise to the height of 12,000 to 14,000 feet. It contains large forests of excellent timber, and many valleys superior for agriculture. Grass is abundant everywhere, and the advantages for stock rising cannot be surpassed. Substantial attention has been paid to farming, and with the exception of two dry seasons, the yield has been equal to that of other favored grain growing States. The farmers of this county have depended entirely upon the rain fall to grow their crops. Experience seems to prove that irrigation will have to be resorted to in order to insure a certain yield. The most prominent streams of water in this county are the Little Colorado, Verde, Salt, Sipicue and White rivers. They all abound in excellent fish and turkey, bear and deer, are ample in all the mountains of Arizona.

Owing to the unfriendliness of the Apache Indians, prospecting and mining has been much retarded over a large portion of the county, but sufficient explorations have been made to demonstrate the fact that it contains extensively rich mines of gold and silver-scarcely a mountain has been examined that does not show rich deposits of these metals. Placer gold is found over a large extent of country, and during wet seasons is worked with great profit. If water can be carried to these mines by means of artificial ditches (and it is believed it can be from the Verde River), lucrative employment would be given to hundreds of miners. The discovery of gold and silver quartz lodes are so numerous that it is out of the question to give room in this pamphlet to mention but one or two of the leading ones: The Vulture mine at Wickenburg is principally of gold ore the lode is large and well defined, and is being worked now to a depth of about 300 feet 200 men are constantly employed, and a forty stamp mill is regularly operated with paying results. The ore is drawn on wagons, for reduction, fifteen miles, at a heavy cost. If machinery was erected at the mine, vast quantities of ore that will not pay for transportation could be worked, and the profits on all would be proportionately greater, and this mine would take front rank as a gold producing mine. The Bradshaw mines have been but recently discovered, and have already a wide and valuable reputation. The Tiger lode gives promise of taking an important position beside the great silver bearing mines of Mexico and the United States, and there are many other lodes in this district that prospect well. There has yet been no machinery erected for the reduction of ores, but many tons have been shipped from the Tiger to San Francisco that has yielded over $1,000 00 per ton. With safety from Indians and capital to develop the mines of this county, many millions of gold and silver would be annually extracted and put in circulation.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 8,128 square miles (21,050 km 2 ), of which 8,123 square miles (21,040 km 2 ) is land and 4.4 square miles (11 km 2 ) (0.05%) is water. It has about 93% of the area of the state of New Jersey. It is larger than three US states Rhode Island, Delaware & Connecticut, and the District of Columbia.

The county's topography makes a dramatic transition from the lower Sonoran Desert to the south to the heights of the Coconino Plateau to the north, and the Mogollon Rim to the east. The Highest point above sea level (MSL) in Yavapai County is Mount Union at an elevation of 7,979 ft (2,432 m) and the lowest is Agua Fria River drainage, now under Lake Pleasant.


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Legends of America

Sacred buckskin of the Apache

The Yavapai are an Apache tribe of the Yuman Family, they were popularly known as Apache Mohave and Mohave Apache, meaning “hostile or warlike Mohave.” Before their removal to the Rio Verde Agency in May 1873, the Yavapai claimed as its range, the Rio Verde Valley and the Black Mesa from the Salt River, as far as Bill Williams Mountains in western Arizona. They then numbered about 1,000. Earlier they ranged much farther west, as far west as the Colorado River, but, they were chiefly an interior tribe, living south of Bill Williams Fork as far as Castle Dome mountains above the Gila River. In the spring of 1875, they were placed under the San Carlos Apache Agency, where, in the following year, they numbered 618.

Writings of the time described the Yavapai men as tall and erect, muscular, and well proportioned and the women as being stouter and handsomer than the Yuma. In 1900, most of the tribe drifted from the San Carlos Reservation and settled at their old home on the Rio Verde, including the abandoned Camp McDowell Military Reservation, which was assigned to their use on November 27, 1901. By 1903, they were said to number between 500 and 600 (but this number probably included some Yuma and Apache), scattered in small bands from Camp McDowell to the head of the Rio Verde.

By executive order of September 15, 1903, the old reservation was set aside for their use. However, in 1905, the ravages of tuberculosis were reported to be largely responsible for a great number of deaths, and by the following year, their numbers had been reduced. In 1906, there were officially reported 465 “Mohave Apache” at Camp McDowell and in the Upper Verde Valley of Arizona, and 55 at San Carlos for a total of 520.

Today, the Yavapai have three reservations in Arizona.

The Yavapai-Prescott Tribe is located near in Prescott, Arizona on a reservation of about 1,500 acres. Established solely for the Yavapai in 1935, it originally comprised only 75 acres of the former Fort Whipple Military Reserve in central Arizona. The modern Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe continues to preserve the ancient culture of its ancestors and works diligently to achieve economic independence through numerous tribal enterprises, including a resort and two casinos. Tribal members today number about 160.

Yavapai-Prescott Tribe
530 E. Merritt
Prescott, Arizona 86301
928-445-8790

The Yavapai-Apache Nation is the combination of two distinct tribal people, including the Yavapai and Apache, who refer to themselves as the Wipuhk’a’bah and Dil’zhe’e. Both tribes lived in the Verde Valley and the surrounding country for centuries. The Dil’zhe’e lived mostly east, and the Yavapai west of the Verde River. Revenues from tribally-owned enterprises, including a casino, assist the Nation in providing much needed economic, educational, and social programs for its tribal members.

The reservation spans over four tribal communities including Camp Verde, its tribal headquarters, Clarkdale, Middle Verde, and Rimrock, and encompasses more than 1,600 acres throughout the Verde Valley.

Yavapai-Apache Nation
2400 W. Datsi St.
Camp Verde, Arizona 86322
928-567-3649

The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation is located within Maricopa County about 23 miles northeast of Phoenix. Created by an Executive Order on September 15, 1903, the 40-square mile reservation is now home to 600 community members, while another 300 live off-reservation.

It sits in the midst of the ancestral territory of the once nomadic Yavapai people. Today, the Fort McDowell Yavapai take great pride in their community, and through perseverance and hard work have built a strong, stable community and economy, which includes a casino and resort.


Arizona State Records

The Arizona Department of Public Safety compiles annual crime reports of the state with the support of data provided by county enforcement agencies. According to 2017 reports, Yavapai county recorded 3,120 incidents of larceny-theft, 769 burglaries and 240 incidents of vehicle theft. The county also recorded 575 incidents of aggravated assault and 78 reported rapes, marking an increase in violent crimes and a slight downturn in property crime compared to 2016 data.

Criminal Records

The Arizona Department of Public Safety maintains a central repository of criminal records for the state of Arizona and its constituting cities and counties. Authorized individuals and agencies may request copies of criminal records from the department. At the county level, the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office maintains and conducts criminal history records and local background checks respectively.

How to Get Criminal Records

Personnel within the Law Enforcement Records Section of the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office responds to requests for local criminal history records and background checks. Interested persons may send a written request to the Sheriff's Office via mail, which should indicate the name of the subject of the check as well as the purpose for requesting the record. Queries may also be made in person during business hours at any of the substation offices at:

255 E. Gurley Street,
First Floor,
Prescott, AZ, 86301 (Prescott)

12606 Main Street,
Mayer, AZ 86333 (Mayer)

2830 N. Commonwealth Dr.,
Ste 104,
Camp Verde, AZ 86322 (Camp Verde)

How to Get Arrest Records and Police Reports

Arrest records and police reports may be obtained at the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office. Requesting persons are required to send a written request via mail (or deliver one in person) which should be accompanied by a completed Non-commercial Public Data Request Form or a Commercial Public Data Request Form as well as a payment of cheque or money order payment of $5. Requests may be delivered to any of the substation offices in person or sent via mail to the:

Yavapai Sheriff's Office
Law Enforcement Records Section
Yavapai County Government
1015 Fair Street
Prescott, Arizona 86305

How to Find The Sex Offender Registry and Other Sex Offender Information

The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office maintains a registry of sex offenders residing within the county. All information on the registry is public record and can be used by interested persons to track the location, compliance and conducts of sex offenders in Yavapai. Residents may search offenders on the registry by location, name or proximity to specific addresses and may also choose to register for the Sheriffs Email Alerts to stay up to date about any relevant changes in sex offender behavior or location within the county.

How to Find Inmate and Jail Information

All relevant information concerning persons incarcerated in Yavapai County is managed on the jail & inmate information center of the Yavapai County Sheriff's office. Incarcerated persons can be located by calling the Detention Facility information center at (928) 567-7734 or by using the Yavapai online inmate search tool, which provides general information, such as the inmate's booking date, location, and booking number.

Court Records

Where and How to Get Court Records

The Yavapai County Clerk of Superior Court officially maintains all court records of civil, criminal, juvenile, domestic and probate cases filed within the county. The office is tasked with providing public access to the records in compliance with state statutes and rules. Non-confidential records can be accessed by self-serving using the Arizona Public Access to Court Information service website which houses state-wide court records. Users can search through case records by the name of the plaintiff/defendant or case number.

Location of All Courts in County

Listed below are the locations and contact information of all the courthouses in Yavapai County, Arizona:

Yavapai County Superior Court - Camp Verde
2840 North Commonwealth Drive,
Camp Verde, AZ 86322
Phone: (928) 567-7741
Fax: (928) 567-7720

Yavapai County Superior Court - Juvenile
Juvenile Justice Center
1100 Prescott Lakes Parkway,
Prescott, AZ 86301
Phone: (928) 771-3103

Yavapai County Superior Court - Prescott
Yavapai County Courthouse
120 South Cortez Street,
Prescott, AZ 86303
Phone: (928) 771-3312
Fax: (928) 777-3022

Bagdad Justice Court
100 Main Street,
Bagdad, AZ 86321
Phone: (928) 427-3318
Fax: (928) 771-3362

Mayer Justice Court
12840 Central Avenue,
P.O. Box 245,
Mayer, AZ 86333
Phone: (928) 771-3355

Prescott Consolidated Justice/City Court
Yavapai County Courthouse
120 South Cortez Street,
Prescott, AZ 86303
Phone: (928) 771-3300

Seligman Justice Court
54150 Floyd Street,
P.O. Box 56,
Seligman, AZ 86337
Phone: (928) 422-3281
Fax: (928) 422-5982

Verde Valley Justice Court
10 South 6th Street,
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
Phone: (928) 639-5820
Fax: (928) 639-5828

Yarnell Justice Court
22591 Looka Way,
P.O. Box 65, Yarnell, AZ 85362
Phone: (928) 427-3318
Fax: (928) 771-3362

Camp Verde Municipal Court
435 South Main Street,
Suite 206-A, Camp Verde, AZ 86322
Phone: (928) 567-6635
Fax: (928) 567-9049

Chino Valley Municipal Court
1988 North Road 1 West,
Chino Valley, AZ 86323
Phone: (928) 636-4534
Fax: (928) 636-1902

Clarkdale Magistrate Court
10 South 6th Street,
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
Phone: (928) 649-7730
Fax: (928) 649-7739

Cottonwood Municipal Court
665 East Mingus Avenue,
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
Phone: (928) 634-7537
Fax: (928) 634-7864

Dewey-Humboldt Magistrate Court
2735 South Highway 69,
P.O. Box 492, Dewey-Humboldt, AZ 86329
Phone: (928) 632-0008
Fax: (928) 632-7987

Jerome Municipal Court
600 Clark Street,
P.O. Box 335, Jerome, AZ 86331
Phone: (928) 649-3250
Fax: (928) 634-5462

Prescott Consolidated Justice/City Court
Yavapai County Courthouse
120 South Cortez Street,
Prescott, AZ 86303
Phone: (928) 771-3300

Prescott Valley Magistrate Court
Prescott Valley Civic Center
7501 Civic Circle,
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
Phone: (928) 772-8277
Fax: (928) 772-0649

Sedona Municipal Court
102 Roadrunner Drive,
Sedona, AZ 86336
Phone: (928) 282-1189
Fax: (928) 204-7151

Where and How to Get Property Records

The Yavapai County Recorder maintains documents of real property recorded by its office. Interested members of the public may obtain copies of deeds, mortgage documents, liens, and plats by purchasing them from the Yavapai County Self Service Database. Users will require the recording number of the property, as well as the date of the recording to make a copy purchase request. Searching or viewing unofficial copies on the site is free. However, official copies are watermark-free and cost $1 per page, while certified copies will be sent via mail for $3+$1 per page of the document requested. All payments can be made via credit card and will attract an additional charge of $1.25 per transaction.

Vital Records

The Arizona Department of Health Services only provides access to vital records to eligible persons. Similarly, the Yavapai Community Health Service and the Yavapai Clerk of Superior Courts co-manage and issue Yavapai county's vital records. Birth and death records can be made available to eligible requestors through the YCHS while the Superior Court Clerk responds to requests for copies of marriage and divorce records.

Where and How to Get Divorce Records

Copies of divorce records for decrees granted in the county can be requested from the office of the Yavapai Superior Court Clerk. Requestors may self-serve using the Arizona Public Access to Court Information service website which maintains state-wide records. To use this service, the requesting party must have information relating to the divorce including the names of the divorcees and the date of filing.

Where and How to Get Marriage Records

Marriage records of marriages licensed in the county are also maintained by the office of the Yavapai Superior Court Clerk. Interested persons may access copies of marriage licenses and certificates using the Arizona Public Access to Court Information service website. Users may search the site by the names of the spouses or the date which the license was issued

Where and How to Get Birth and Death Records

Access to birth and death records of Yavapai county residents are restricted to the registrant, their parents, spouse, a sibling or close relation or persons legally authorized to access the record. Eligible requestors may query the Yavapai Community Health Service completing a birth certificate application or death certificate application. The requesting party is required to enclose along with the completed form, the appropriate fee (as indicated on the application), a photocopy of the requestor's ID, proof of relationship and a self-addressed, stamped envelope. These should then be sent to:

Yavapai County Community Health Services
1090 Commerce Drive
AZ 86303
(928) 771-3125


The Carlisle Indian School

In 1924, Native people won the right to full citizenship when President Calvin Coolidge signed the Indian Citizenship Act, also known as the Snyder Act. But Coolidge and his Congress didn’t this enact this law out of their own benevolence. Many saw this as a way to break up Native nations and forcibly assimilate them into American society to, as Carlisle boarding school founder Richard Henry Pratt said in 1892, “kill the Indian in him, and save the man.”

In any case, Congress didn’t given Native people voting rights at that time either. The Constitution gave states the right to determine voting rights (with the exception of the 15th and 19th Amendments, which many states violated anyway by preventing black people from voting).

There were plenty of white Americans who didn’t want Native people voting in their states. In the late 1930s, “One of the Indians went over to Old Town once to see some official in the city hall about voting,” reported Henry Mitchell, an “Indian Canoe Maker” in Maine. “He said to the Indian, &aposWe don&apost want you people over here. You have your own elections over on the island, and if you want to vote, go over there.’”

Native Americans registering to vote circa 1948. 

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Native Americans were only able to win the right to vote by fighting for it state by state. The last state to fully guarantee voting rights for Native people was Utah in 1962. Despite these victories, Native people were still prevented from voting with poll taxes, literacy tests and intimidation—the same tactics used against black voters.

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 helped strengthen the voting rights that Native people had won in every state. However, the act is no longer fully intact. In 2013, the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder dismantled one of its key provisions, which required that states with a history of racial bias in voting get permission before passing new voting laws. Just before the 2018 midterm elections, North Dakota’s Supreme Court ruled in favor of a new voting requirement that may prevent hundreds of Native residents from voting.

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