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ERIC Number: ED127077
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-29
Pages: 16
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Development of the Hopi Reservation.
Seig, Louis
Repeated encroachments by Mormons and Navajos upon Arizona lands traditionally inhabited by the Hopi American Indians occasioned the Executive Order of December 16, 1882 and creation of the Executive Order Reservation. However, assignment of lands was not limited to the Hopi, for the Order stated that the lands should be "set apart for the use and occupancy of the Moqui (Hopi) and such other Indians as the Secretary of the Interior may see fit to settle thereon". Though never officially settling the Navajo on this reservation, the U.S. government did not take action to prevent further encroachment, and the Navajo continued to use these lands for grazing. Section 152, Title 25 of the Code of Federal Regulations gave the Navajo grazing rights on the Navajo reservation, which encompasses Hopi lands, and on all Hopi lands except Land Management District Number Six. Consequently, a joint-use policy has been applied to the lands in question, but such a policy has occasioned conflict between the Hopi and the Navajo. Differences in lifestyle (sedentary vs nomadic) and the Hopi's religious attachment to certain specific land formations have contributed to continued conflict between the tribes, but Public Law 93-531, enacted in 1974, has provided for final settlement of the conflicting rights and interests of the Hopi and Navajo tribes. (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Arizona