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.
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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 U.S. Census, approximately 1,590 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.
Hualapai Tribe Reservation or Trust Land
|Number of Households
|Average Household Size
|Population Under Age 18
|Population Over Age 65
|Speaks a Language Other Than English in Household
|Owner-Occupied Housing Units
|Age 25+ with High School Degree or Higher
|Median Household Income
|Below Federal Poverty Threshold
|Households with at Least One Computing Device
|Households with a Desktop/Laptop
*All statistics are from the 2014-2018 American Community Survey, 5-year estimates.