Quick Facts - The Hopi Reservation

Publication Year: 
2008
Publication Type: 
Article
Citation: 
Universtiy of Arizona, AZ1465
FRTEP - 1862

Quick facts about the Hopi Indian Reservation.

Located on the Colorado Plateau in northern Arizona,
the Hopi people trace their history in Arizona to more than 2,000
years, but their history as a people goes back many more thousands of
years. According to their legends, the Hopi migrated north to Arizona
from the south, up from what is now South America, Central America and
Mexico.

The Hopi Reservation occupies part of Navajo and Coconino
counties and encompasses approximately 1,542,306 acres. Having
inhabited this high and dry area since the 12th century, the Hopi have
developed a unique agriculture practice, "dry farming".