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Arizona history

Twenty-two sovereign American Indian communities currently live in Arizona. These nations and represent a wealth of cultural diversity. 

The multicultural, multimedia centennial legacy project, “I am Arizona Music” at the Musical Instrument Museum explores a century of uniquely Arizonan musical traditions.

A comprehensive water management timeline by the Arizona Department of Water Resources answers any and all questions on Arizona’s water history.

The 500 miles of Hohokam irrigation canals fed a population of 80,000 in the Mesa area and are among the most advanced engineering feats in prehistory.

By the 1900s, the Arizona territory was a crossroads of tribes, military men, missionaries, American and Mexican prospectors, and travelers. 

The search for mineral wealth defines Arizona’s human history.

“Buffalo Soldier” is the collective nickname given to the first African-American members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

How much do you know about the Grand Canyon state?

While the eastern colonies were debating revolution, the land that became the Arizona Territory was bustling, too. Visualize the events between 1775 and the present with this interactive timeline map.