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Native American Treasures
Arizona is home to 22 Native American tribes, each with its own unique culture, history and traditions. This culture is woven throughout the state, creating an enriching and educational experience for both visitors and residents.

Immerse yourself in a cultural journey at one of the Valley's resorts, such as the The Native American and Environmental Learning Center and at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch or with the cultural concierge at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa, located on the Gila River Indian Reservation.

Gain perspective on Arizona's Native American tribes at the internationally-renowned Heard Museum in Phoenix or the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff.

Explore the culture and history of the Tohono O'odham Nation in southern Arizona at the Tohono O'odham Nation Cultural Center & Museum, featuring priceless artifacts dating back 5,000 years up to modern-day pieces, all showcased in a $15.2 million state-of-the-art complex.

Travel the jagged desert surrounding Apache Pass and Cochise Stronghold and explore this region that became the site of Fort Bowie and the stage for legendary Apache wars. This guided tour with Detours of Arizona includes additional Southeastern Arizona highlights such as the Amerind Society Museum, Kartchner Caverns State Park, Chiricahua National Monument, Fort Huachuca and San Xavier del Bac Mission.

Visit the "Gateway Center" to the Navajo Nation at the recently opened Explore Navajo Interactive Museum in Tuba City, a 7000-square-foot exhibition of Navajo pottery, rugs, stories of creation, education, and home to the "Discover Navajo Pavilion" which was on display at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

Be one of the very few to explore Canyon X, a dramatic slot canyon on the Navajo Nation near Page, which has only been open to the public for a couple of years and is only accessible by going with a guide from Overland Canyon Tours.

Ride into the sunset on horseback across the Verde River with Fort McDowell Adventures on the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation.
 
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