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Ways to Experience Native American Culture in Arizona

By Viator, July 2018

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Arizona is home to several North American indigenous communities. Most of them are Navajo, and a visit to Arizona is a great chance to learn more about them.

Take a driving tour through the Sonoran Desert to the red rock country of Sedona and up the beautiful 17 mile (27 kilometer) scenic drive in Oak Creek Canyon. Travel up into the San Francisco Mountains and along sections of historic Route 66 to arrive at the Grand Canyon around lunch time. Drink in the boundless wonders of Grand Canyon from great overlooks, take a short nature walk or browse the shops for souvenirs handcrafted by the local Indians.

In the afternoon, you'll take a driving tour along a scenic canyon rim drive, stopping along the way to learn more about the canyon. After, you'll be guided to the Navajo Reservation where a stop will be made at the historic Cameron Navajo Trading Post. Here, you can learn about the Navajo people, have some time to shop, and get some views of the little Colorado River Gorge and the Painted Desert off in the distance.

Those with several days can travel to some of the most spectacular landscapes in the world including the incredible Mesas of Monument Valley, and the Grand Canyon. You'll visit Sedona and the historic Montezuma Castle, explore American Indian spirituality and history, witness a traditional ceremony to cleanse and purify body and spirit, visit the Cameron Navajo Trading Post and the Desert View watchtower, symbol of ancient Anasazi structures from civilizations long since gone from the area. Then head to the buttes and mesas of Monument Valley Tribal Park and visit an authentic hogan, the traditional dwelling of the Navajo people.

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