O'odham, means "the people," or “the desert people,” and you pronounce the name similar to "aw-thum." Two groups of O'odham live in Arizona. The Salt and Gila River communities near Phoenix are made up of Akimal O'odham (formerly Pima) and in southern Arizona the people are called Tohono O'odham (formerly Papago). It’s worth a journey to Southern Arizona to learn and experience more of the culture of these people.
Tucson as a Cultural Tourism Destination
Finding the People of the Desert
Polka Music in the Desert?
Must-see Museums and Cultural Centers
Arizona State Museum at the University of Arizona
Tohono O’odham Nation Cultural Center and Museum
Saguaro Fruit Harvest Festival – July
Southwest Indian Art Fair – February
The Tohono Village in Tubac
More about the O'odham People
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