Hopi Tribe Kykotsmovi Governor's 02Aug76 Memo
Setting 5-day Camping Limit at Oraibi Wash

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.

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KEDRIC L. OUTAH
P. O. BOX 159
ORAIBI, ARIZONA 86039
734-2424

August 2, 1976

M E M O R A N D U M

TO: Mr. Ivan Sidney, CI
Hopi Police Department

FROM: (Signature)
Kedric L. Outah, Governor
Kykatsmovi Village

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.