Grand Canyon National Park Launches Associated Tribes Webpage

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Grand Canyon National Park

A Diné woman in traditional dress, at the edge of the Grand Canyon.

If you are planning a visit to the Grand Canyon, the National Park Service wants you to take the time to learn about the tribal communities that call the area home. Visitors to the Grand Canyon National Park website will now see a new page dedicated to Native American tribes associated with the region.

There are 11 tribes associated with the Grand Canyon, the Havasupai, Hopi, Hualapai, Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians, Las Vegas Band of Paiutes, Moapa Band of Paiute Indians, Navajo Nation, Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah, San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe, Yavapai-Apache Nation and Pueblo of Zuni. The new web page includes links and other general information about each of them.

“We really want to highlight the fact that our native tribes here at the Grand Canyon still have very strong ties to this landscape and are still part of the landscape,” said Joelle Baird of the National Park Service, “We don’t want to think about the tribes as having a historic presence, or that they were here. They are still part of the park.”

Baird said the site will be updated regularly with information about cultural programming at the Grand Canyon and ongoing collaborative projects between the National Park Service and tribal communities.

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