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Experiencing Native Cultures in Arizona

Arizona has a long and storied history, and a large portion of what we know about life in the Southwest before immigrants and settlers moved here from the east comes from the Native cultures that lived in Arizona. In fact, native peoples have lived throughout Arizona for at least 12,000 years.

Arizona is home to twenty-two native tribes, and each one, with their own cultural traditions and histories, have shaped not only the landscape of Arizona, and have strongly influenced the regions they live in, the non-native peoples who made their way to Arizona.