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Yavapai-Apache Nation

The Yavapai-Apache Nation, a federally recognized sovereign Indian Nation, is comprised of descendants of the Wipukyipai (Yavapai) and Dil zhéé (Tonto Apache) peoples. The Yavapai speak the Yuman dialect and the Apache speak the Athabascan dialect.

Under the Indian Reorganization Act, of 1932, the Yavapai and Apache people were officially recognized as sovereign people by the federal government. In 1992, under a revision in their tribal constitution, the tribe became know as the Yavapai-Apache Nation.

Today, the reservation spans over four tribal communities including Camp Verde, Clarkdale, Middle Verde and Rimrock and encompasses more than 1,600 acres throughout the Verde Valley.

Montezuma's Castle National Monument along with Montezuma's Well and Tuzigoot, are prehistoric Indian cliff dwellings that are within close proximity to the reservation. Other nearby attractions are the red rocks of Sedona, the famous ghost mining town of Jerome and the Fort Verde State Park at Camp Verde.

Things To Do

Cliff Castle Casino Hotel is open 24 hours and offers live action blackjack and poker as well as fine dining, and live entertainment. Link to page

Montezuma Castle National Monument stands in a cliff recess 100 ft. above the valley. Sinaguan farmers began building this five-story, 20-room dwelling early in the 12th century.  Link to page

Montezuma's Well is a limstone sink formed long ago by the collapse of an immense undergrownd cavern.  Link to page

Tuzigoot National Monument is the remnant of a Sinaguan village built between 1125 A.D. and 1400 A.D. Tuzigoot National Monument is about 50 miles sound of Flagstaff.  Link to page

Annual Events

1875 Removal-1900 Return Commemoration
Location: Camp Verde
Date:  February
Information: (928) 567-1006

Indian Pow Wow
Location: Camp Verde
Date: July
Information: (928) 567-7999

Indian Day
Location: Camp Verde
Date: September
Information: (928) 567-1006

Where to Stay

Cliff Castle Casino Hotel has more than 80 rooms and several restaurants so you can play, dine, then relax.  Link to page

Distant Drums RV Resort features 158 spacious RV sites, pool, jacuzzi and a country store.  Big rigs are welcome.  Link to page

Location and Nearby Communities


The Yavapai-Apache Nation is situated on five separate parcels in the beautiful high desert country of the Verde Valley in central Arizona. The Tribal Administration complex is located just west of I-17, exit 289; 90 miles north of Phoenix and 55 miles south of Flagstaff.

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Contacting the Tribe

Tribal Government
2400 W. Datsi St.
Camp Verde, AZ
(929) 649-6945

Visitor Information
(928) 649-6945 

Contact Information

555 Middle Verde Road
Camp Verde, AZ 86322

Phone: (928) 649-6945
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