Relatively young at just 108-years-old, Arizona’s roots dates back centuries. Many of the Native American Tribes who played an integral part in our history are still located here today.
From north to south, east to west, these indigenous people had occupied the land here for thousands of years before the first European explorers arrived. The Europeans brought with them new ideas, customs and religions which profoundly affected the history of the Native Americans.
Today, 22 sovereign Native American communities reside here, each with their own rich history, culture and language that can be found throughout every region of the state.
– The Arizona 100 reports