40 days til the 1940 Census
How far can a U.S. Census taker reach? In 1930, they reached many remote Native American villages along the U.S./Mexico border, like this village, noted to be ”A Typical Village of the Papago [Tohono O’odham] Reservation.”
These images were part of an annual report documenting farm extension work for the year 1937 on the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ Sells Indian Agency in Arizona (RG 75). The report also noted the “strong Spanish influence” on the region, they called Papagueria. From the holdings of the National Archives at Riverside.