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Arizona is in Southern USA bordering Mexico, California, Nevada, Utah and New Mexico. Much of the landscape is semi desert and the state is split by The Grand Canyon which is also the major attraction.

The oldest inhabitants, The Hopi People emerged from the Third World into this current Fourth World. This life is therefore referred to as the Fourth Way of Life for the Hopi. Hopi knew that life in this fourth world would be difficult and that we must learn a way of life from the corn plant.

National parks include:

Casa Grande National Monument - For over a thousand years, prehistoric farmers inhabited much of the present-day state of Arizona amd Casa Grande, or "Big House," one of the largest and most mysterious prehistoric structures ever built in North America.

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Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

Chiricahua National Monument - The monument is a mecca for hikers and birders. At the intersection of the Chihuahuan and Sonoran deserts, and the southern Rocky Mountains and northern Sierra Madre in Mexico, Chiricahua plants and animals represent one of the premier areas for biological diversity in the northern hemisphere.

Coronado National Memorial - interprets the significance of Francisco Vásquez de Coronado’s expedition and the resulting cultural influences of 16th century Spanish colonial exploration in the Americas.

Fort Bowie National Historic Site - the story of the bitter conflict between the Chiricahua Apaches and the United States military. For more than 30 years Fort Bowie and Apache Pass were the focal point of military operations eventually culminating in the surrender of Geronimo in 1886 and the banishment of the Chiricahuas to Florida and Alabama.

Homolovi State Park - An archaeological research center near Winslow (south East of Flagstaff) for the late migration period of the Hopi from the 1200's to the late 1300's. Arizona State Parks provides the opportunity for visitors to visit the sites and use park facilities including a visitor center and museum, various trails and a campground.

Navajo National Monument - The most intact cliff dwellings of the ancestral puebloan people (Hisatsinom). The Navajo people who live here today call these ancient ones "Anasazi." The monument is high on the Shonto Plateau, overlooking the Tsegi Canyon system in the Navajo Nation in Northern Arizona

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument - Here, in this desert wilderness you can drive a lonely road, hike a backcountry trail, camp beneath a clear desert sky, or just soak in the warmth and beauty of the Southwest. The Monument exhibits an extraordinary collection of plants of the Sonoran Desert, including the organ pipe cactus, a large cactus rarely found in the United States.

Petrified Forest National Park - Information and assistance in planning a trip, vacation or obtaining data about Petrified Forest National Park.

Pipe Spring National Monument - Is a little known gem of the National Park System with American Indian, early explorer and Mormon pioneer history. The water here has made it possible for plants, animals, and people to live in this desert region. Ancestral home to the Puebloans and Kaibab Paiute Indians for at least 1,000 years.

Saguaro National Park - Experience America in the Sonoran Desert which is home to the most recognizable cactus in the world, the majestic saguaro which provide their sweet fruits to hungry desert animals.

Tonto National Monument - Well-preserved cliff dwellings were occupied by the Salado culture during the 13th, 14th, and early 15th centuries. The Salado were fine craftsmen, producing some of the most exquisite polychrome pottery and intricately woven textiles to be found in the Southwest.

Tumacácori National Historical Park - Located in the upper Santa Cruz River Valley of southern Arizona is comprised of the abandoned ruins of three ancient Spanish colonial missions.

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