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Smithsonian Water/Ways Exhibit – Fort Apache
August 29, 2018
An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until September 9, 2018
Visit the traveling Smithsonian exhibit Water/Ways at Fort Apache and Theodore Roosevelt National Historic Landmark!
Please contact the Fort Apache Heritage Foundation for exhibit hours: 928-338-4625 or visit http://www.fortapachearizona.org/visit/
The Value of Water
The Fort Apache water story begins where the East and North forks of the White River meet. The White River is crucial to White Mountain Apache culture and spiritual life. This important waterway is a tributary of the Salt River, which supplies a large amount of Phoenix’s water. The White Mountain Apache Tribe has had a difficult relationship with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the State of Arizona, and the City of Phoenix. All of these government entities had a history of violating the tribe’s water and land rights to support agriculture and a growing population in the Salt River Valley.