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Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community is a sovereign tribe located in the metropolitan Phoenix area.  This community is symbolized through its great seal, the "Man In Maze." The legend depicts the experiences that occur during the journey through the maze of life and how each person can discover a physical, mental, social and spiritual balance.

With two distinct backgrounds and cultures, the Community is comprised of two Native American tribes: the Pima, "Akimel O'Odham" (River People) and the Maricopa, "Xalychidom Piipaash" (People who live toward the water). 

Historically, the Pima are decendants of the Hohokam people who farmed the Salt River Valley and created an elabroate canal irrigation system centuries ago.  In contrast, the Maricopa originally lived along the lower Gila and Colorado Rivers and migrated toward Pima villages in 1825.  

Today, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community is partners with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies and is host to a Major League Baseball spring training facility on Community land. It is the first Major League Baseball spring training facility to be built on Indian land in the nation.

Things to Do

Casino Arizona at 101 & McKellips offers visitors over 100,000 square feet devoted to gaming, dining, and entertainment. Amenities include slots, blackjack, keno, and five unique restaurants. The casino also hosts one of the Southwest's largest collections of contemporary Native American art.

Casino Arizona at 101 & Indian Bend is a sports-themed casino, and features a 45-table non-smoking poker room, slots, blackjack and keno.

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick is the spring training home of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies. The facility raises the bar for major league baseball spring training and is surrounded by some of the most beautiful mountain views in all of baseball.

Talking Stick Golf Course is a 36-hole signature course designed by PGA Tour professional Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore. It includes the Golf Digest Learning Center at Talking Stick, a state-of-the-art teaching facility.

Talking Stick Resort Gaming located in Scottsdale at the Talking Stick Resort, has more than 240,000 square feet of gaming space featuring slot machines, poker, table games and Keno.

Annual Events

Third Annual Casino Arizona Fall Classic Car Show
Location: Casino Arizona at Indian Bend
Date: October
Information: (480) 850-7777

Annual Red Mountain Eagle Pow Wow
Date: 1st week in November
Information: (480) 850-8036

Where to Stay

Courtyard Scottsdale Salt River is located along the Scottsdale/101 corridor in the center of Scottsdale. Courtyard Scottsdale Salt River has a restaurant, free Wi-Fi, fitness center, outdoor pool and is close to over 200 Scottsdale area golf courses.

Talking Stick Resort is a luxurious Four-Diamond Scottsdale resort, Play in style on 240,000 square foot casino, one of the largest in Arizona. Savor the flavors and take in the panoramic views from the award-winning Orange Sky Restaurant. Check out Vegas-style entertainment and local favorites as they take the stage in the TSR Showroom. Play 36-holes of championship golf at Talking Stick Golf Club, or relax at the spa.

Location and Nearby Communities


Located in metro-Phoenix, it is bounded by the cities of Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa and Fountain Hills, the Community encompasses 52,600 acres, with 19,000 held as a natural preserve. 

Nearby Communities:

Fountain Hills





Contacting the Tribe

Tribal Government
10005 E. Osborn Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85256
(480) 362-7400

Visitor Information
(480) 362-7740


Contact Information

10005 East Osborn Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85256

Phone: (480) 362-7400
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