Our active interest in the Yaqui Indians began in the spring of 1933. Through Miss Yone Stone of Lubbock we met Mr. Ivan Williams, an immigration officer from Marfa, Texas. Mr. Williams for several years had been closely associated with a group of Yaqui refugees at Tucson, Arizona. During a period of Yaqui hostilities in 1926 this group had been driven across the border by a superior Mexican force. Mr. Williams befriended the refugees and in time won their confidence. They elected him an honorary chief and gave him a chief's staff and feather bonnet.