There is a native american tribe that has lived at the bottom of the Grand Canyon for over 800 years!
The Havasupai people have been living in the Grand Canyon for at least 800 years, once laying claim to an area the size of Delaware.
In 1882 they were forced to give up all but 518 acres of their land. That, along with various other factors, put the tribe on the brink of extinction, but they have since bounced back.
They regained approximately 185,000 acres of land in 1975, and have been heavily involved in tourism, as they have beautiful streams and waterfalls.
Today the tribe is doing well, with about 650 members, and around 200 others claim Havasupai heritage.
Their language Havasupai is the only Native American language in the United States of America spoken by 100% of its indigenous population.
Supai is the name of the Havasupai city located at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, and is home to about 500 members of the tribe. It’s one of the most remote cities in the United States, as it can only be accessed by taking old U.S. Route 66 and traveling about 60 miles along BIA Road 18 to the trailhead.
The city can be reached from the trailhead via an 8 mile hike. Alternatively, you can get their on horseback or by helicopter.