Arizona is fortunate to be home to 22 tribal nations, each with its own distinct language and cultural traditions. With support from American Express™ in 2010 and 2011, the Heard Museum worked with 20 tribal nations to produce short videos—virtual tours that offer an introduction to and aid in connecting to these communities. Many of these communities have their own websites that will help you to learn in more depth about the tribes. The website of the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona includes links to member websites.
In some cases, the tour features a museum or cultural center that we hope you will want to visit someday. In some instances, you’ll hear firsthand about economic and cultural development projects in each community at the time of the interview.
Just click the videos below to begin your cultural connection.
Ak-Chin Indian Community (October 2010)
Cocopah Indian Tribe (2010)
Colorado River Indian Tribes (January 2011)
Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation (November 2010)
Fort Mojave Tribe (January and April 2011)
Gila River (April 2010)
Hopi Tribe (January 2011)
Hualapai Tribe (November 2011)
Kaibab-Paiute Tribe (January 2011)
Navajo Nation (January 2010)
Pascua Yaqui Tribe (December 2011)
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (March 2011)
Quechan Tribe (November 2011)
San Carlos Apache Tribe (January 2010)
Tohono O’odham Nation (August 2010)
Tonto Apache Tribe (November 2011)
White Mountain Apache Tribe (January 2010)
Yavapai-Prescott Indian Community (October 2011)
Yavapai Apache Nation (July 2010)