Yavapai Nation offers cultural tour of tribal lands


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The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation is offering a cultural heritage tour
through tribal lands.

Called “The Yavapai Experience,” the tour is being offered through one of
the nation’s commercial ventures, Fort McDowell Adventures.

Storytelling by real Elders

As part of the tour, a professional guide acts as a facilitator between
guests and tribal members.

Visitors gather around a campfire to hear
stories about the tribe’s ancient culture, history and heritage from tribal
members who were born and raised on the ancestral land of the Fort McDowell
Yavapai Nation.

Guided Tour

The tour also includes a guided one-mile nature trail walk that depicts how
the Yavapai are connected to the Sonoran desert.

Sample authentic Yavapai food

Visitors can sample authentic Yavapai food with dishes including cabbage
stew and fry bread, and the tour also includes a question-and-answer
session to help visitors learn more about the nation.

The Fort McDowell Yavapai are one of three Yavapai Apache tribes in Arizona. The
nation has lived in central Arizona for thousands of years and in 1903 was
granted a 25,000-acre reservation 35 miles northeast of Phoenix.

The tour is available for groups of four or more. Costs vary. For more information, visit their website at FortMcDowellAdventures.com.