This is the retyped text of a letter from the Hopi Tribe's
governor of Kykatsmovi (New Oraibi) Village explaining
the reasons for posting a 5 day limit on camping
at Oraibi Wash Picnic Area.
I had been camping at a picnic table there without a vehicle since June 23, 1976. A few days before this letter was issued Mr. Outah came to visit me there in the middle of the night, visibly drunk with a bead of sweat on the end of his nose glistening in the moonlight like a tiny diamond, and propositioned me for homosexual activities which I politely declined and then he left.
For the whole story about my experiences in the Hopi land in 1976-77, why I went there and how those experiences set the course of my life since then, see:
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KEDRIC L. OUTAH
P. O. BOX 159
ORAIBI, ARIZONA 86039
August 2, 1976
M E M O R A N D U M
TO: Mr. Ivan Sidney, CI
Hopi Police Department
Kedric L. Outah, Governor
SUBJECT: Requesting Assistance
By virtue of authority vested in me by the village people of Kykatsmovi, and pursuant to a Resolution passed by the Hopi Tribal Council banning "undesirables" from the Hopi villages, I hereby request your assistance in removing the group of non-Indian persons who are currently making their camp in the Oraibi wash picnic area.
Due to the many complaints from the village people concerning their "loitering" within the village proper for over a month, this has caused a disturbance among the people, causing action to be taken.
The group of persons have been asked on two occasions to leave; however, they continue to remain. After reading over the material they have prepared, I see no benefit for the people of Kykatsmovi.
The village has posted a 5 day limit camping sign at the picnic area, however the group remains to camp over the limited time.
Your assistance will be greatly appreciated. If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to call on me.