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OPATA (" enemies," so called by their...

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Originally appearing in Volume V20, Page 121 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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OPATA (" enemies," so called by their neighbours the Pimas), a tribe of Mexican Indians of Piman stock. Their country is the mountainous district of north-eastern Sonora and north-western Chihuahua, Mexico. Though usually loyal to the Mexican government, they rebelled ill 182o, but after a gallant effort were defeated. They number now about 5000, and still largely retain their ancient autonomy.
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