Hualapai Indian Tribe of the Hualapai Indian Reservation, Arizona



Sherry J. Parker, Chairperson (2023-2024)
Sheldon Scott Crozier, Vice Chairman (2020-2024)
Stewart M. Crozier, Council Member (2020-2024)
Earlene Havatone, Council Member (2020-2024)
Pete Imus, Council Member (2022-2026)
Cheyenne Majenty, Council Member (2022-2026)
Ronald Quesula Sr, Council Member (2021-2024)
Charles Vaughn, Sr., Council Member (2022-2026)
Blake Watahomigie, Council Member (2022-2026)

(updated February 2024)

Contact Information

Address: PO Box 179 | 941 Hualapai Way, Peach Springs, AZ 86434

Phone: 928-769-2216

Director of Health Education and Wellness:

David Dawley

Education Director:

Lisa Puente Siyuja

Education Coordinator:

Jonelle Tapija

Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, Department of Cultural Resources:

Peter Bungart


GOVERNANCE: The Hualapai Tribe is governed by a Chairman, Vice Chairman, and seven council members.  All Tribal Council members serve four-year terms. Per the Constitution, the Tribal Council meets the first Saturday of each month. The Hualapai Tribe is in Congressional District 1; Legislative District 7.


COMMUNITY PROFILE: The Hualapai Tribe, "People of the Tall Pines," are a federally recognized Tribe in northwestern Arizona. In 1874, the United States military forcibly relocated hundreds of Hualapai to the Colorado River Indian Reservation in Parker, Arizona (called La Paz). Many died in the two week march or later due to disease and starvation during their yearlong internment.  In 1875, survivors escaped imprisonment and returned to their lands in northwestern Arizona. Each year, the Tribe holds the Hualapai La Paz Trail of Tears Run to commemorate those survivors and their perseverance. The Hualapai Reservation was established by executive order in 1883.

According to the 2017-2021 U.S. Census, approximately 1,576 individuals live on the Hualapai Reservation or Trust Land in Arizona, approximately 108 miles along the Grand Canyon and Colorado River. Its elevations range from 1,500 feet to more than 7,300 feet.  As a result, the topography ranges from grassland to forests and canyons. 

The primary economic activity of the Tribe is tourism, cattle ranching, and arts and crafts.  The location of the Reservation is prime for hunting, fishing and river rafting. The Tribe sells big game hunting permits, and operates the Hualapai River Runners, the only Indian-owned and operated river rafting company on the Colorado River. The Tribe also operates Grand Canyon West - a tourist location that includes "Skywalk," a glass bridge that allows tourists to walk beyond the rim of the Grand Canyon at 4,000 feet above the Colorado River. 

According to the U.S. Census Bureau 2017-2021 American Community Survey, the population of the Hualapai Tribe on reservation or off-reservation trust land is 1,576. The following document provides a Census snapshot of the Hualapai Tribe with comparisons to the state of Arizona and the United States as a whole.

Note: When interpreting data for small populations or rural areas, it is important to note the margin of error, which is provided where possible. The margin of error can be interpreted as providing a 90 percent probability that the true value lies within the estimate plus and minus the margin of error.

First Things First is Arizona's early childhood agency, providing health screenings and a variety of services across the state. Included here are their reports on the Hualapai Tribe Region.