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The Women of Arizona

     The Tenth section of the World Longest Native American Painting was created in 2017-2018

       with the generous support of The Friends of Western Arts (Tucson, AZ) which donated the

 painting to the Museum of The Amerind Foundation for permanent installation in Dragoon, AZ.


          The Women of Arizona highlights the  Northern Tribes on the left, the Central Tribes

       in the center, and the  Southern Tribes on the left. There are 22 federally recognized Tribes   

         and 20 are members of the Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona.


                                                          The Northern Tribes of AZ

* Hopi Tribe : The Hopi Culture is one of the most ancient living indigenous Culture in

                         documented history. They are deeply religious people and any recordings of their

                         ways of Life is strictly regulated and protected.


* Hualapai Tribe : Located beetween Flagstaff and Kingman, they are the owners of the Grand

                                Canyon Skywalk.


* Havasupai Tribe : The Havasu Canyon at the bottom of the  Grand Canyon National Park is the

                                   permanent home of the Havasupai Indian Tribe.


* Fort Mojave : Located along the Colorado River the tribe holds lands in Arizona, California and



* Navajo Nation : The vast Navajo Nation extends into 3 states, Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.


* Yavapai Apache & Yavapai Prescott Tribe : Located in the Verde Valley of Yavapai County

                                and in Prescott.


* Kaibab Band of Paiute : The Kaibab-Paiute are members of the Southern Paiutes who live on

                                the Great Basin and the San Juan Colorado River.


                                                          The Central Tribes of AZ

* Ak-Chin Indian Community :  The Ak-Chin People are part of the O’odham Culture and live

                                                        in Pinal County.


* Tohono O’odham Nation : This Tribe of the Sonoran Desert is located in South Central AZ.


* Gila River Indian Community : Located in South Central AZ, it is comprised of 2 tribes, the

                                                          Pima and Maricopa communities.


* Tonto Apache : Located near Payson “Place of the Yellow Water” it is one of the smallest tribal

                              population in AZ.


* Pasqua Yaqui Tribe : Their reservation boundaries, south west of Tucson, were established in

                                        1964 and they were finally federally recognized in 1978.


* Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community :  This Native American group is composed of

                                          the Pima (River People) and the Maricopa (People who live toward the



* Fort Yuma-Quechan Tribe : Located on both sides of the Colorado River near Yuma, it is home

                                           of the Quechann Indians.


* Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation : Located in Maricopa County they are the Yavapai who lived

                                            in the Mazatzal-Four Peaks and Superstition Mountains.


* Zuni  Pueblo : This pueblo is surrounded by the enchanted mesas and extends its boundaries

                             between New Mexico and Apache County in Arizona.


* Cocopah Indian Tribe : Located south of Yuma, the tribe is bounded to the Colorado River.


                                               The Southern and Eastern Tribes of AZ

* White Mountain Apache : Located in the East Central regions of AZ, it was established in


* San Juan Southern Paiute : Located East of the Grand Canyon at the Utah border,  they are

                                                   neighbors of the Navajo and Hopi Tribes. They are renowned for

                                                   their basket weavers who use to trade with their Navajo neighbors.


* Colorado River Indian Tribes : Located in western AZ in the area of Parker, the reservation

                                                  was established in 1865. They are descendants of the Mojave and

                                                  Chemehuevi indigenous people of the Colorado River and

                                                  California’s Mohave Desert.


* San Carlos Apache : Located in southeastern AZ, this large forested reservation was established

                                       in 1871. They are believed to be descendants of an Athabascan group who

                                       migrated to the Southwest.

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