San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe
Known for their hand-woven baskets, the San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe is close neighbors with the Navajo Nation and Hopi Tribe, which are surrounded by iconic canyons.
Known for their hand-woven, traditional baskets, the San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe has passed down their classic basket weaving skills for generations. While the younger generations are still keeping the traditions alive, they are also experimenting with more contemporary designs.
History & Nature
For several centuries, the San Juan Southern Paiutes have inhabited the territory east of the Grand Canyon that is bound by the San Juan and Colorado Rivers. They share a common heritage with the Southern Paiutes of Northern Arizona, Utah, Nevada and California. They are also close neighbors with the Navajo Nation and Hopi Tribe, all of which preserve remarkable natural and historic landmarks that have become iconic of the American Southwest.
The largest of the San Juan Southern Paiute Tribal communities is located near Tuba City or about 70 miles north of Flagstaff.
Currently, there are no organized tours or visitor attractions on the reservation at this time, but visitors may direct their questions to the tribe's council by following the link below to their official website.