COCO-MARICOPAS, or Mmacoras, a tribe of Indians, in New Mexico, on the Gila river, occupying the same territory with the Pinos, who are advanced in civiliza tion to a like extent. The joint reservation is about 25 m. long and 4 in. wide. Both tribes are cultivators of the soil, and raise large crops. They live in villages of 20 to 50 houses, usually surrounded by gardens and cultivated fields. Their houses are built of corn husks and straw, and are supported by stakes. Attached to each house is an open booth or wigwam where they pass their time in fair weather. Each family has also a granary or storehouse; and they have horned cattle, horses, and mules. Their food is chiefly bread, made of flour and corn meal, and vegetables. They raise cotton, and make good cloth therefrom. Their basket work and pottery also are good. The women wear simply a long strip of cotton cloth wound around the loins, and sandals made of raw hide on the feet. Their heads arc bare, and the hair is left to hang freely down the
back. Except for a breech cloth the men go naked, but in cool weather use blankets. The hair is never cut except over the eyes, and there it is "banged," as the style is called in these days. They believe in a great spirit, and in an existence after death, and avoid polygamy. They say that their souls will go to the banks of the Colorado, the dwelling place of their ancestors, and there be changed into various animals or birds, and also that feuds with other tribes will continue in the future existence. Their lan guage is allied to that of the Yumas of Colorado. There is little doubt that they are descended from the strange people who left such remarkable cities and fortifications in that part of America. At the last census they numbered only 382 persons.