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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-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 intheir 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 Hotelis 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 pageMontezuma's Well is a limstone sink formed long ago by the collapse of an immense undergrownd cavern. Link to pageTuzigoot 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
1875 Removal-1900 Return CommemorationLocation: Camp VerdeDate: FebruaryInformation: (928) 567-1006
Indian Pow WowLocation: Camp VerdeDate: JulyInformation: (928) 567-7999
Indian DayLocation: Camp VerdeDate: SeptemberInformation: (928) 567-1006
Where to Stay
Cliff Castle Casino Hotelhasmore than 80 rooms and several restaurants soyou can play, dine, then relax. Link to page
Distant Drums RV Resortfeatures 158 spacious RV sites, pool,jacuzziand 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.
Contacting the Tribe
Tribal Government2400 W. Datsi St.Camp Verde, AZ(929) 649-6945
Visitor Information(928) 649-6945