The Tohono O’odham welcomes you to view and learn about our rich history. We want you to come prepared for your visit to our museum so that you are able to plan your trip accordingly. Learn how to plan your visit at the Tohono O’odham Cultural Center and Museum with tour times, parking information and more.Learn More
WHO WE ARE
We are a people who inhabit the Sonoran Desert in southwestern Arizona and northern Sonora, Mexico. Our Nation’s lands cover almost 3,000,000 acres. Before European contact, our people traveled extensively throughout Arizona and Mexico hunting and gathering food, trading with neighbors, and visiting family.
We are a people whose cultural values – our himdag – include respect for our land, respect for our elders, sharing with others, and hard work. We are a people whose origin stories tell us that we were created by Elder Brother and placed here. Archaeological evidence from Ventana Cave shows that our people were living here at least 10,000 years ago.