Wupatki National Monument in Flagstaff, Arizona

American Indian

Long before Arizona became a state, people were drawn to the area’s beautiful weather and stunning vistas. Tracing back at least 12,000 years ago, the first American Indians found this rugged region and decided to make roots. Currently, 22 distinct tribes – each with their own unique history and customs – dwell within Arizona’s borders. You can see the influence these tribes have had on our local history while visiting the ancient American Indian ruins around the state or at a history museum to hear stories from the first people to call Arizona home.

 

Enhance Your Visit to Tribal Lands

While most Arizona reservations and tribal communities welcome visitors to experience their culture, tourism opportunities vary among the tribes. Some, like the Navajo Nation and the White Mountain Apache Tribe, support a wide range of tourism experiences. Others limit tourism to inviting visitors to patronize their casinos.

Before you go, remember the following:

  • Each reservation operates under its own government and its own rules for visitors

  • Sacred areas and graveyards are restricted areas and are not open to the public

  • Alcohol is not tolerated except in designated areas such as casinos

Visit the Travel Tips page for additional information.

Information on purchasing authentic arts and crafts is available from the IIndian Arts and Craft Board and the Indian Arts and Crafts Association.

Find Your Next Adventure

Zuni Pueblo

Zuni Pueblo

While the majority of the Zuni Pueblo is located in New Mexico, the tribe does have a small land holding in the southern portion of Arizona's Apache County.

1203 B State Hwy. 53
Zuni, NM 87327

Visit Mesa

Visit Mesa

Welcome to Mesa, Arizona. A gateway city to one of the most dynamic regions in the country.

120 N Center St
Mesa, AZ 85201

Apache Gold Casino Resort

Apache Gold Casino Resort

Modern hotel with pool, casino, restaurants, gift shop, 18-hole golf course with clubhouse, and RV park.

5 US-70
Globe, AZ 85501

Greater Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce

Greater Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce

The natural beauty of the low desert and mountains serves as a backdrop to Casa Grande, the progressive, friendly "community first" city of 52,000 year-round residents.

575 N Marshall St
Casa Grande, AZ 85122

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community is a sovereign tribe located in the eastern region of the metropolitan Phoenix area. Bounded by the cities of Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa and Fountain Hills, the Community encompasses 52,600 acres.

10005 E Osborn Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85256

Navajo Nation

Navajo Nation

Navajo Nation lands extend into the states of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. Navajo Nation operates on Daylight Savings Time from April to October. The rest of Arizona does not observe Daylight Savings Time.

PO Box 9000
Window Rock, AZ 86515

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