What Are Some American Indian Tribes Native to Arizona?


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Examples of American Indian tribes native to Arizona include the Hopi Tribe, Yavapia-Prescott Tribe, Cocopah Tribe and Havasupai Tribe. Other tribes include the San Juan Southern Paiutes, the Navajo Nation and the San Carlos Apache Tribe.

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Native Americans have been living in what is now the state of Arizona for thousands of years. Some of the tribes in Arizona are specific to the area, whereas others such as the Navajos lived in Arizona as well as in Utah and New Mexico. The Navajo Nation is the largest Native American reservation in the United States, and the majority of its members live in Arizona.

As of 2015, the state is home to 22 federally recognized Native American tribes, nations and communities. Most of the native tribes of Arizona continue to live as they did for centuries, and their reservations allow visitors to learn about the authentic Native American way of life. For example, the Hualapai Reservation offers camping facilities together with fishing, hunting and camping. The Havasupais have been living in the north-central area of Arizona for more than 1,000 years and they are still practicing agriculture in the summer and hunting in the winter just like they did centuries ago. The Tohono Oメodham Nation is in the Sonoran Desert in Arizona and is the second-largest Native American reservation in the United States.

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