When you think of Arizona, images of the Grand Canyon, the red rocks of Sedona, or the Sonoran Desert might first come to mind.
But dig a little deeper and you’ll find a rich tapestry of tribal heritage that has shaped this land for thousands of years.
With 22 federally recognized tribes, Arizona has a deep Native American history waiting to be explored.
Heard Museum (Phoenix) This is an excellent starting point for anyone looking to immerse themselves in Native American art and culture.
Delve into the history and culture of the Navajo people. The museum hosts art exhibitions, cultural artifacts, and information about the Navajo language.
This center is dedicated to preserving the cultures of both the Pima and Maricopa tribes. Here, visitors can explore various artifacts, art pieces, and multimedia displays.
Kai Restaurant (Chandler) Arizona's only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five Star restaurant, Kai offers a menu inspired by Native American traditions.
A local favorite, this eatery showcases the traditional Native American dish of fry bread. It's simple yet delightful, often served with honey or as part of a “Navajo taco”.