First, let's look at what the University considers A Long Time Ago...:
While the Mt. Graham area has been inhabited more or less continually in the past, the Gila Valley can trace its recorded history back to the time of the Spanish Conquistadores.
In the early 1880’s settlers came to the area in large numbers. These settlers found that the nearby mountains were a great benefit.
In other words, the University has willfully removed any references to the Apache from its website. History began when the Spanish arrived and really got going when Anglos settled the area in the 1880s.
This is the same Eurocentrism that prevailed in past centuries in textbooks and other standard descriptions of American history. But it's funny to see it on an academic website in 2008.
I guess the University is afraid to admit the Apache have any claim on Mt. Graham. So it rewrites history and hopes nobody will notice. Talk about your intellectual cowardice.
Well, we've noticed. Let's hope this posting pops up high in the Google rankings whenever anyone searches for "Mt. Graham." It'll serve the University right.