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Kristy McCaffrey
June 1st, 2012, 08:52 PM
The Hualapai Indians live along a stretch of the southern rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Their reservation was created in 1883, and they’re closely related to the Havasupai Indians. They traditionally lived in wikiups, structures formed from cedar boughs.</SPAN></SPAN>

The Grand Canyon Skywalk, built in 2007, is owned by the Hualapai Indian Tribe. It’s a transparent horseshoe-shaped cantilever bridge on the edge of a side canyon of the Grand Canyon. This tourist attraction, easily accessed from Las Vegas, offers views of the canyon from an elevation of 4,770 feet. While this attraction has caused some controversy regarding over-development, the skywalk brings in much needed revenue for the reservation.</SPAN></SPAN>