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.
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 common heritage with the Southern Paiutes of Northern Arizona, Utah, Nevada, and California. They are also close neighbors with the Navajo and Hopi Nations, all of which preserve remarkable natural and historic landmarks that have become iconic of the American Southwest.
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 using the contact information below.
PO Box 1989
Tuba City, AZ 86045