Keys to Indian Country

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Traditional Native American Southwest Culture of Arizona, New Mexico and northern Mexico are highly visible and active in this area. Agriculture is well developed with special crops and innovative desert farming.

Richly costumed ceremonies, magnificent pottery,
other arts and crafts and ancient ruins
combine to make this area of Arizona a thriving
portion of Indian America.
The Tohono O’odham, previously known as the Papago or “Desert People”, have inhabited an enormous area of land in the southwest, extending South to Sonora, Mexico, north to Central Arizona (just north of Phoenix, Arizona), west to the Gulf of California, and east to the San Pedro River. This land base was known as the Papagueria and it had been home to the O’odham for thousands of years.
This is the Indian Nation which is the closest to Green Valley and can be the beginning point of your Southern Arizona education to the history and culture of the area.
University of Arizona Campus
University Blvd. entrance
Tucson, AZ
Local. Fantastic. Always check for Special Events.
Fort Lowell contains the Hardy site, an ancient Hohokam village once so large that it covered a quarter mile.
The site was partially excavated by the Arizona State Museum but was later covered to protect it from weathering and vandalism. A pit house floor was reconstructed out of concrete to demonstrate the type of dwelling discovered here.

Fort Lowell was a supply base for the United States Army “Apache Campaigns” between 1873 and 1891. Following abandonment of the fort in 1891, settlers moved in and used some fort buildings as residences, or stripped the buildings of useful materials. By the 1930s, much of the fort had fallen into disrepair or had been sold off. After World War II, this area became known as “El Fuerte”. Fort Lowell Museum, 2900 N. Craycroft Road, Tucson, AZ 

Camp Verde 
From Green Valley, AZ take I-10W, 3.5  hrs, 234 miles
Exhibits prsent both traditional and modern life styles of the Yavapai and Apache people who live on the Camp Verde Indian Reservations.
From Green Valley, AZ, take US-60, 7hrs., 388 miles
Canyon de Chelly is one of the scenic locations in North America. Surrounded by the Navajo Indian Reservation, the canyon has a long history of occupation by several different Indian peoples.
From Green Valley, AZ take I-10W, 1.5 hrs., 94 miles
Casa Grande is a remarkable ruin built on a flat desert plain in southern Arizona with unique al
most biblical appearance.
From Green Valley, AZ take I-19N,  I-10W to I-8W to 1-10W, 4.5 hrs, 310 miles
Tribal history is evidenced by petroglyphs, pictographs, ancient trails, and intaglios in the area. The Tribal Museum preserves and interprets the heritage of the four tribes (Mohave, Chemehuevi, Hopi, & Navajo) occupying the area.
3101 N. Ft. Valley Rd., Flagstaff, AZ 86001 * From Green Valley, AZ via I-17N, 4.5 hrs., 287
The museum offers excellent displays of Southwest Indian cultures, you may want to plan your visit to coincide with some of the annual events.
“Visitors to MNA can view exhibits relating to the Museum’s four main disciplines: anthropology, biology, geology, and fine art. The Museum has permanent exhibits in five galleries and changing exhibits in three additional galleries.”
MNA Website
From Green Valley, AZ via I-17N, 4.5 hrs., 294 miles
Walnut Canyon National Monument is located approximately 7.5 miles (12km) east of Flagstaff.
Walnut Canyon is one of the enjoyable archeological sites in the Southwest. The visitor center overlooks the deep, wooded canyon where the Sinagua Indians once lived.
From Green Valley, AZ via I-17N, 5 hrs., 328 miles
Strangely, Indian life at Wupatki was made possible by the eruption of a volcano. Far from being a disaster, the fine layer of ash was a fertile, moisture holding soil perfect for Indian farming.
From Green Valley take US-60 N, 6.5 hrs., 349 miles
  • Things To Do:
  • Explore the oldest continuously operating trading post in the American Southwest. Shop for authentic Navajo rugs, jewelry, and baskets.
  • Enter the bullpen of the trading post where the community shops for food and dry goods. Buy a delicious snack for the road.
  • Watch, listen and experience the trader buy a Navajo rug from a skilled Navajo weaver.
  • Wander through the grounds of the Hubbell family homestead and see the barn, bunkhouse, guest house, historic farm equipment, horses, chickens, and Navajo Churro sheep.
  • Hubbel Web Site

Globe, Besh Ba Gowah Ruins

A Salado Pueblo ruin of 200 rooms, numerous ceremonial area, and smaller surrounding archeological sites. Owned by the City of Globe. One and 1/2 mile south of Globe.


Grand Canyon, Havasupai Indian Reservation, Supai, AZ

Most people are amazed to learn that there is a thriving Indian community at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Visitors are welcome and tourism is important to the modern Havasupai people.  Be sure to click on this web-site for your visit to another world.


Grand Canyon National Park, Tusayan Ruin and Museum

South Rim of the Canyon. Modest pueblo ruin has an interesting museum explaining its history.


Hopi Indian Reservation

Welcome. You have come to Hopi Land. We Hopi are known for having lived here as a people continuously from ancient time. Where we are located today in present-day Arizona is where we have always lived with roots back in time to some one hundred generations in our land. Our culture, therefore, is one of the first (oldest) on the continent. From Green Valley via I-17 N, 6 hrs, 403 miles.


Kaibab-Paiute Indian Reservation

Pipe Springs, AZ. The Kaibab Paiute Indian Reservation is located on the Arizona Strip, about 50 miles north of the Grand Canyon. Reservation lands total 120,840 acres, straddling Coconino County and Mohave County in Arizona. Elevations range from 7,058 to 4,400 feet above sea-level. The reservation spans semi-arid to alpine lands, dominated by piny
on pine and juniper, with many natural springs and several ephemeral washes that feed into the Colorado River.   







Mojave Museum of History & Arts

400 West Beale Street
Kingman, Arizona 86401
From Green Valley, AZ take I-10 W, 5.5 hrs., 330 miles
A fine museum with an excellent selection of local Indian artisans.
Wonderful books available from their website above.
Gaze through the windows of the past into one of the best preserved cliff dwellings in North America. This 20 room high-rise apartment, nestled into a towering limestone cliff, tells a 1,000 year-old story of ingenuity and survival in an unforgiving desert landscape.

Directions: Follow I-17 to exit 289 (90 minutes north of Phoenix, 45 minutes south of Flagstaff).

Drive east (through two traffic circles) for approximately 1/2 mile to the blinking red light. Turn left on Montezuma Castle Road.

Navajo Indian Reservation, Navajo Nation

The Navajo Nation is larger in size and population than some members of the United Nations. It completely surrounds the Hopi Reservation and is a place of tremendous open spaces, red rock mesas, deep canyons, the Painted Desert, flat grasslands and pinyon and juniper forests.

Includes the Navajo Tribal Museum, Navajo Tribal Council Building, Window Rock Fairgrounds, Tse-Binito and Window Rock Navajo Tribal Campgrounds, Ned A. Hatathli Center Museum at Window Rock Community College, The Shiprock Navajo Fair, Navajo Nation Visitor Centers in Cameron, Chinle and Monument Valley, AZ

Navajo National Monument in Tuba City, AZ


Holbrook, AZ (from Green Valley, AZ – US-60, 5 hrs., 263 miles)
With one of the world’s largest and most colorful concentrations of petrified wood, multi-hued badlands of the Painted Desert, historic structures, archeological sites, native grassland, and displays of over 200-million-year-old fossils, this is a surprising land of scenic wonders and fascinating science.


Please verify all information before you travel.