Hopi Tribe, Arizona (Tribe)

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The Hopi Tribe is primarily associated with the state of Arizona[1]. The Tribe was originally referred to as the "Moqui" or "Moki" Indians, although this term applied to most of the pueblo Indians of what is now northern Arizona and northern New Mexico.[2]

Ancestral homeland: First Mesa, Second Mesa and Third Mesa all part of the Black Mesa on the Colorado Plateau between the Colorado River and the Rio Grande.

Clans: Snake, Badger, and Antelope

Population: 1990: 7,300

Tribal Headquarters

Hopi Tribe
P.O. Box 123
Kykotsmovi, AZ 86039
Phone: 1.928.734.3100
Fax: 1.928.734.6665

The Official Website of the Hopi Tribe


Brief Timeline

  • 1583: Spanish explorer, Antonio de Espejo
  • 1598: Juan de Onate and men, had the Hopi swear allegiance to the Spanish Crown
  • 1629: First missionaries encountered the tribe
  • 1680: Pueblo Rebellion occured when the Spanish tried to eliminate all Kachina worship.
  • 1700: Hopi traditionalist killed all the Christian men in Awatovi and destroyed the village. Many living in Awatovi had converted to Catholic faith.
  • 1882: Hopi Reservation established

Additional References to the History of the Tribe and/or Band


Hopi Tribe, Arizona (Reservation)

First Mesa

  • Walpi
  • Sichomovi
  • Hano

Second Mesa

  • Shungopovi
  • Mishongnovi
  • Shipaulovi

Third Mesa

  • Oraibi
  • New Oraibi
  • Hotevilla
  • Bakabi
  • Upper and Lower Moenkopi

The Hopi Tribe was under the jurisdiction of the Arizona Superintendency

Additional References to the History of the Tribe and/or Band


Correspondence and Census

Tribe Agency Location of Original Records

Pre-1880 Correspondence

M234 RG 75 Rolls 962

Roll Numbers




Post-1885 Census

M595 RG 75 Rolls 693

Roll Numbers




Hopi Hopi Agency, 1910-56 Los Angeles - - Rolls 188-95 576876-884
Hopi Western Navajo Agency, 1902-17 Los Angeles - - Rolls 640-45 583099-104

Land Records

All land is tribally owned,  2,472,254.26 acres

Vital Records

Important Web Sites


  1. Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible To Receive Services From the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs, Federal Register, Vol. 67, No. 134, 12 July 2002 Available online
  2. what-when-how, Hopi (Native Americans of the Southwest) See also American Anthropologist, Vol. 47, 1945, Pages 177, 178. Note on the Names Moqui and Hopi, J.P. Harrington, Bureau of American Ethnology. Wiley Online Library, American Anthropologist, Vol. 47, Issue 1, first published online 28 Oct 2009.


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  • James, Harry Clebourne. Pages from Hopi History. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1974. WorldCat 1147918
  • Bernardini, Wesley. Hopi History in Stone: The Tutuveni Petroglyph Site. Tucson: Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, 2009. WorldCat 320972410
  • Ellis, Florence Hawley. The Hopi: Their History and Use of Lands. Albuquerque, N. Mex: University of N. Mexico, 1970. WorldCat 2215137
  • Eggan, Fred. The Kinship System of the Hopi Indians. Chicago, Ill: Distributed by the University of Chicago Libraries, 1936. WorldCat 27638341
  • Bowen, Jeff. Western Navajo Reservation Navajo, Hopi and Paiute Indians Birth and Death Rolls, 1925-1933. Signal Mountain, Tenn: Mountain Press, 1996. WorldCat 37701175
  • Bowen, Jeff. 1932 Hopi and Navajo Native American Census: With Birth and Death Rolls. Hixson, TN: Bowen Genealogy, Native American Research and Publications, 1997. WorldCat 37813701
  • Clinton-Tullie, Verna. Research of the Navajo-Hopi Tobacco Clan of Finger Point-Star Mountain of Teesto Chapter Community and Polacca, Awatovi and Sichomovi of First Mesa. Window Rock, Ariz.?: s.n, 1981. WorldCat 20972675
  • Clinton-Tullie, Verna. The Tobacco People from Awatovi. Window Rock, Ariz.?: s.n, 1981. WorldCat 20972475
  • United States. Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940. Hopi. Washington, D.C.: The Bureau, 1924. WorldCat 34771986
  • United States. Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940. Moapa River ; Moqui. Washington, [D.C.]: National Archives, 1965. WorldCat 44389251
  • New Mexico State Records Center and Archives. New Mexico archives: facsimiles of manuscripts at Santa Fe. 1621. WorldCat 710854513
  • Wilson, William Albert. Brigham Young University student fieldwork collection. 1968. WorldCat 455734111