Arizona has a culturally rich history.

Originally home to the Hohokam people whose extensive canals fed a civilization for over a thousand years, today, their influence can be found across the Valley which is rich with culture, art, cuisine and an abundance of beautiful landscapes.

Home to 22 federally recognized Native American tribes, the Sonoran Desert is a source of innovation and inspiration for visitors and locals alike.

Ak-Chin Community

Dwelling within Arizona’s borders, the Ak-Chin Community boasts one of the largest farming communities in the United States. Known as the “Place Where the Wash Loses Itself in the Sand or Ground,” visitors can learn about the community’s heritage at the Ak-Chin Him-Dak Eco-Museum.

Tohono O’odham Nation

The Tohono O’odham Nation is the second largest American Indian tribe in Arizona. Also known as “People of the Desert,” there’s many opportunities for visitors to get involved upon visiting the community. The Tohono O’odham Nation Cultural Center and Museum provides educational programming and, for anyone looking for adventure, head up to the Quinlin Mountains to Kitt Peak National Observatory.

Each community has its own unique history and customs, which can be found throughout Arizona and Phoenix, the nation’s fifth-largest city.

For more information on visiting American Indian tribal lands in Arizona, please visit Arizona’s Office of Tourism site.

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Tribal Communities in Arizona