ERIC Number: ED042552
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Community Background Reports: Papago Reservation, Sells, Arizona. National Study of American Indian Education, Series I, No. 17, Final Report.
Mackett, Robert; Chilcott, John H.
Number 17 in Series I of the final report of the National Study of American Indian Education describes the small community of Sells, Arizona, in terms of (1) location and climate, (2) sociocultural background, (3) transportation problems, (4) housing problems, (5) governmental influence, (6) recreation, (7) educational opportunities, and (8) recent changes. Sells is a predominately Indian town located in southwest Arizona. Governmental agencies (e.g., Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Public Health Service, and Office of Economic Opportunity) provide jobs, as do the cattle industry and some distant mining operations. The town is the central gathering place of the Papago Indian tribe. The predominance of outdoor sanitation facilities is attributed to a critical shortage of water which must be hauled by truck. Housing is characteristically of adobe construction and small in size, but house trailers have been moved into the area recently. The educational environment includes (1) bussing of children from distant villages, (2) a central school district (Indian Oasis School District #40), (3) a high school and an elementary school serving a population of 779 students, and (4) a 3-man elected school board. Recently, a new high school has been proposed. Additionally, Sells has 5 churches, one of which operates a school. The report contains 1 map and a table. (AL)
Descriptors: American Indians, Bus Transportation, Community Problems, Economic Opportunities, Educational Problems, Elementary School Students, Health Services, Housing Opportunities, National Surveys, School Demography, School Organization, Secondary School Students, Social Environment, Socioeconomic Influences
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL.
Identifiers: Arizona; Papago (Tribe)