Past and Present
Comprised of the descendants of the Wipukyipai Yavapai) and the Dil zhee (Tonto Apache) peoples, the Yavapai-Apache Nation is a federally recognized sovereign Indian Nation. Both tribes have a long and ancient history tied to the Red Rock country around Sedona, Oak Creek Canyon, the mountains to the south and west, the White Chalk Hills of Camp Verde, and eastward to Clear and Fossil Creeks.
Today the Nation uses its trust lands for residential, commercial and agricultural purposes. Tribally owned, Cliff Castle Casino Hotel has made a positive impact on the Nation's people. Programs created as a result of the casino have helped supply services to the elderly, provide educational opportunities, foster long-term economic development and much, much more. For information, please contact the Yavapai-Apache Nation at (928) 567-1006 or visit their Web site.