Grand Canyon Area Tribes
There are 6 main tribes that still live in and around the Grand Canyon. Much of the land within the canyon, but outside Grand Canyon National Park is still tribal land today. The Grand Canyon is a sacred place to local tribes who still live in the area and keep their cultural and traditions alive. Tribal members from the 6 major tribes work with the National Park Service to make sure their legacy and heritage are preserved and respected within the boundaries of Grand Canyon National Park. The 6 tribes generally associated with the Grand Canyon are the Hualapai, Havasupai, Navajo, Hopi, Paiute and Zuni. Each of these tribes have resided on the Colorado Plateau long before the arrival of Europeans and each has their own unique culture and heritage as well as a common connection with the Grand Canyon. Read the guide below to learn more.