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Native American Tribes of Arizona
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Native American states section of our website,
a new educational project designed to provide information about indigenous people in different U.S. states.
Follow the links to the right of our tribal map for more information about the language, culture and history
of each Arizona tribe, or scroll below the map for Arizona Indian activities including a wordsearch,
fact sheets for kids about each tribe, and worksheets teaching words from the different Native American languages
of Arizona. Feel free to print any of these materials out for classroom use!
American Indians in Arizona
Did you know the name "Arizona" is a Uto-Aztecan Indian word?
It means "little spring" in the Tohono O'odham language. The O'odham are not the only native people of this region, however.
The original inhabitants of the area that is now Arizona included:
There are twenty-one federally recognized Indian tribes in Arizona today.
Here are the addresses of Arizona's Indian reservations:
Ak-Chin Indian Community:
Route 2, Box 27
Maricopa, AZ 85239
Cocopah Indian Tribe:
PO Box Bin G
15th & Ave. G
Somerton, AZ 85350
Colorado River Indian Tribes:
Route 1, Box 23-B
Parker, AZ 85344
Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation:
PO Box 17779
Fountain Hills, AZ 85269
Fort Mojave Indian Tribe:
500 Merriman Ave
Needles, CA 92363
(The Fort Mojave reservation is on both sides of the Arizona-California border)
Fort Yuma-Quechan Tribe :
PO Box 11352
Yuma, AZ 85364
Gila River Indian Community:
PO Box 97
Sacaton, AZ 85247
PO Box 10
Supai, AZ 86435
PO Box 123
Kykotsmovi, AZ 86309
PO Box 179
Peach Springs, AZ 86434
PO Box 9000
Window Rock, Arizona 86515
HC 65 Box 2
Fredonia, AZ 86022
Pascua Yaqui Tribe:
7474 S. Camino De Oeste
Tucson, AZ 85746
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community:
Rte 1, Box 216
Scottsdale, AZ 85256
San Carlos Apache Tribe:
PO Box O
San Carlos, AZ 85550
San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe:
PO Box 1989
Tuba City, AZ 86045
Tohono O'odham Nation:
PO Box 837
Sells, AZ 85634
Tonto Apache Tribe:
Tonto Apache Reservation #30
Payson, AZ 85541
White Mountain Apache Tribe:
PO Box 700
Whiteriver, AZ 85941
PO Box 348
Prescott, AZ 86322
Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe:
530 E. Merritt Street
Prescott, AZ 86301
Teaching and learning activities about Arizona Indians:
Feel free to print these out for classroom use!
Arizona Tribes Word Search: Printable puzzle hiding the names of Arizona's Indian tribes.
Arizona Language Greetings: Learn to say "hello" in several Native Arizona languages.
Arizona Native Animals: Learn the Native American names of Arizona animals.
Arizona Indian Facts for Kids:
Answers to frequently asked questions about the tribes of Arizona.
We currently have pages for the Apache,
Recommended books about Arizona Native Americans:
Native Americans of Arizona:
An illustrated history of Arizona Indian tribes.
Arizona Native Americans:
Introducing the culture and history of Arizona's Indian tribes to kids.
Encyclopedia of Arizona Indians:
Thorough reference book about the Native American tribes of Arizona.
Arizona Indians: The People Of The Sun:
Anthropology book on the Indian tribes of Arizona.
Meet Mindy: A Native Girl from the Southwest:
Kids' book about Arizona Indian life featuring a young Hopi girl.
Dancing Gods: Indian Ceremonials of New Mexico and Arizona:
Book about Arizona's Native American religions and rituals.
And It Is Still That Way: Legends Told By Arizona Indian Children:
Collection of Arizona Indian legends told by tribal schoolchildren.
An Oasis Remembered: Indian Agency Sacaton, Arizona:
Memoirs of life on the Pima Indian reservation.
101 Questions About Ancient Indians of the Southwest:
Photographic encyclopedia about the Native Americans of Arizona and other Southwestern states.
Traveling Indian Arizona: Visitor's Guide To Arizona's Indian Reservations:
Travel guides to Indian reservations and ancient ruins in Arizona.
Book about Arizona Indian ruins and ancient history.
Other resources about American Indian history, culture and society in Arizona state:
Arizona Commission of Indian Affairs:
Representing American Indians in Arizona.
Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona:
Coalition of twenty Native American tribes of Arizona.
Arizona Native American Tribes:
Map of Indian reservations in Arizona today, with a brief profile of each reservation.
Miss Indian Arizona:
Homepage of the intertribal pageant and scholarship program.
Indians of Arizona:
E-text of a 1918 book on Arizona Indian tribes.
Arizona Archaeological Society:
Homepage of an archaeology organization with information about prehistoric Arizona Indians.
Arizona Indian Arts:
Online exhibitions of Arizona Indian pottery, baskets, rugs and masks from the Arizona State Museum.
Petroglyphs of Sedona:
Photo gallery of Indian petroglyph art from Northern Arizona.
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