Ya’ at’ ‘eeh. Hello. And welcome to the land of the Native American tribes.

Experience the culture beyond the myths and distorted images, observe open feast days and dances (traditional and religious ceremonies like those conducted in any house of worship), tour the museums, try the traditional food, enjoy the arts and crafts and share in the natural wonders. But most of all, talk to tribal members and get to know them as a people.

Cultural tourism thrives throughout North America and many interactive opportunities for tour operators can be found when traveling off the beaten path. Navajo women will demonstrate for groups how they card, spin and weave sheep’s wool into rungs of intricate design. Additionally, potters show how to create fine sand colored pottery glazed with cedar pitch and basket makers hand down the craft of wedding baskets.