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Known as "The People" of the Grand Canyon, the Pai Indians—the Hualapai and Havasupai—have lived along the Colorado River and the vast Colorado Plateau for more than 1,000 years. Both tribes traditionally moved seasonally between the plateau and the canyon, alternately hunting game and planting crops. Today, they rely on their tourism offerings outside the national park as an economic base.

  • Havasu Canyon

    With the establishment of Grand Canyon National Park in 1919, the Havasupai ("people of the blue green water")... Read More
  • Grand Canyon West

    The plateau-dwelling Hualapai ("people of the tall pines") acquired a larger chunk of traditional Pai lands with... Read More