Spread throughout harsh and isolated regions of Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and California, the reservations of Southwest Indians tribes are home to a rich diversity of tribes from the artistic Hopis of Arizona to the farming Laguna Pueblo of New Mexico and the sprawling Navajo nation which includes parts of Arizona, Colorado, Utah and New Mexico.
These tribes are ancient inhabitants of North America, and some reservations include villages that have been continuously inhabited for almost a thousand years.
The inhabitants of these reservations are descended from those who fought the Spanish in the 1600s and farmed the Southwest when its climate was wetter and the land was green. They hold tightly to their traditional values and culture and strive to live in dignity despite unceasing economic pressure. Read more about their homeland in this section.