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