Peach Springs, Arizona
Hualapai Indian Reservation
Population: 600 mostly Native America Indians
Tribe: The Hualapai Tribe (“People of the Tall Pine”)
Location: Lies along 108 miles of the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon. Peach Springs is the Tribal Capital, 50 miles east of Kingman on Historic Highway 66.
Economy: Roughly 36.6 percent of the population live below the poverty line. The tibal economy is based on tourism, river rafting, cattle ranching, hunting expeditions, and timber cutting, as well as their crafts and arts. Tourism has helped this small community survive. The tribe has no casinos.
Education: 26.5 percent of the Hualapai adult population did not finish high school. American Indians have the highest drop out rate of any US racial group.
Finance: 56.3 percent of the Hualapai Indians in this area are not in any type of labor force. Tribal, public school, state and federal governmental services provide the bulk of full-time employment. Hualapai River Running is the only Indian owned and operated river rafting company on the Colorado River. A store, gas station, and deli serve the tribal member’s needs.
Government: The community is governed by the Hualapai Tribal Council including a chairperson, vice-chairperson, and seven other council members.
Additional Information: Au’Inca has delivered food boxes, diapers and baby wipes, toys for the children, clothes, and Sunday School literature for the churches.