Dagoteh! Welcome to the Yavapai-Apache Nation. We invite you to tour this website, and to learn more about who we are as Yavapai and Apache people.
The Yavapai-Apache Nation is comprised of two distinct people, the Yavapai and Apache. The Yavapai refer to themselves as Wipuhk’a’bah and speak the Yuman language, while the Apache refer to themselves as Dil’zhe’e and speak the Athabaskan language.
In 1875, our ancestors were forcefully removed from our ancestral homelands in Central Arizona. Today, we continue to reclaim those lands and the culture that was taken from us during the removal.
The Yavapai-Apache Nation is located in the Verde Valley and is comprised of five (5) tribal communities: Tunlii, Middle Verde, Rimrock, Camp Verde and Clarkdale. With more than 2,300 enrolled tribal members, the Yavapai-Apache Nation has used its ability through gaming revenues from Cliff Castle Casino-Hotel to develop its communities, provide educational, social and economic services to tribal members and improve the quality of life on the reservation.
With one of the most diverse economic markets in the Verde Valley, the Yavapai-Apache Nation provides employment and other economic benefits to the surrounding communities, and supports many organizations including Boys & Girls Club, Toys for Tots, local schools and many more.
We thank you for your interest in the history, culture and heritage of the Yavapai-Apache Nation.
Thomas Beauty, Chairman