Hualapai

The Hualapai Indian Land stretches 108 miles along the Colorado River and includes the western end of the Grand Canyon. The Indian Land is in Coconino and Mohave Counties. It shares its northern and eastern boundaries with the Grand Canyon National Park and also adjoins the Hualapai Indian Lands on the east. The elevation ranges from 1,200 feet to 7,400…
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Chinle

Chinle, near the geographic center of the Navajo Indian Reservation in northeastern Arizona, is at the entrance to Canyon de Chelly National Monument.  Chinle became a center for population growth and trade after 1868 when the United States signed a treaty with the Navajos. The first trading post was established in 1882, the first mission in 1904, and the first…
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Cocopah

The Cocopah Indian Land is 13 miles south of Yuma and 15 miles north the San Luis, Mexico in Yuma County. It is at an elevation of 103 feet. Today, the tribe has 750 members. President Woodrow Wilson established the Cocopah Indian Lands in 1917 through an Executive Order. The land created two sections, the West and East Cocopah Indian…
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CRIT

Colorado River Indian Lands Location: The Colorado River Indian Lands cover 225,995 acres in Arizona and 42,696 acres in California. Ninety miles of Colorado River shoreline runs north and south through the Indian Lands and includes the town of Parker. Currently, there is a population of 3,1000. The Chemehuevi, Mohave, Hopi and Navajo are included in the population and all…
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Fort Apache

The Fort Apache Indian Land is in the White Mountains. It is 75 miles long, 45 miles wide and includes parts of Apache, Gila and Navajo Counties. The Tonto National forest, the Sitgreaves National Forest and the Apache National Forest form the Indian Lands western, northern and eastern boundaries. The land ranges from an elevation of 2,700 feet at the…
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Fort McDowell

Fort McDowell Indian Land Location: Fort McDowell Mohave-Apache Indian Land lies along the banks of the Verde River in Maricopa County. It borders Fountain Hills and Scottsdale and is 20 miles northeast of Phoenix. It sits at an elevation of 1,350 feet. Today, the tribe has 850 members consisting of the Yavapai, Mohave-Apache and the Apache Indians. History: In September…
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Fort Mohave

The Fort Mohave Indian Lands encompass 6,290 acres in California, 3,860 acres in Nevada and 22,820 acres in Arizona. The land is in Mohave County with 12 miles of the Colorado River running through it. Currently, there are 1,000 members. The Mohave Indians known as the Pipa Aha Macave or “The People by the River” occupied this area long ago….
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Gila

The Gila (pronounced “heela”) River Indian Land is in Central Arizona, south of Phoenix, Tempe and Chandler.  It is within Maricopa and Pinal Counties.  The land includes 372,000 acres.  Currently, the tribe has 11,550 members consisting of both the Pima and the Maricopa Indians. The Hohokam Indians were the first to live in this area.  They built early irrigation systems…
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Hopi

The Hopi Indian Lands lie in northeastern Arizona.  It is in both Coconino and Navajo Counties and can be reached from Historic Route 66 or Interstate 40 through Holbrook, Winslow or Flagstaff.  The land consists of three major mesas, which rise up from the desert floor nearly 7,200 feet.  Currently, the tribe has 9,150 members. The Hopi are direct descendants…
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Window Rock

The Window Rock/Fort Defiance area is in the southeast corner of the Navajo Reservation, which extends into portions of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. In the early 1930s, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, John Collier, declared that Tseghahodzani, “the rock with the hole in it,” should be the center of administration for the Navajo Tribe. In 1966, the Bureau of Indian…
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Kaibab-Paiute

Kaibab-Paiute Indian Lands Location: The Kaibab-Paiute Indian Lands is found along Kanab Creek in Northern Arizona, near the Utah border in the Arizona Strip. Kanab Creek runs through the Indian Land on its way to Snake Gulch and the Colorado River. The land also sits on the Markagunt Plateau north of the Grand Canyon National Park and Kaibab National Forest,…
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Kayenta

Kayenta, in the Northeastern portion of Navajo County, is approximately 20 miles south of the Utah border on U.S. 163. It is 148 miles north-northeast of Flagstaff, Arizona, and 98 miles west of Shiprock, New Mexico. Because of its remoteness, in the early days the Kayenta region was seldom visited by non-Indians. Although in 1874, Mormon emigrants moved their wagons…
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