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Can you join the Hopi Tribe?

Can you join the Hopi Tribe?

The requirements to be eligible for Hopi Tribal Membership is as follows: A person must meet the one-fourth (1/4) Hopi-Tewa Indian blood or more and be a lineal descent from any Hopi-Tewa Indian person whose name appears on the 12/31/37 Hopi Basic Membership Roll.

How do you get accepted into a tribe?

How do I apply for enrollment in a tribe? After you have completed your genealogical research, documented your ancestry, and determined the tribe with which your ancestor was affiliated, you are ready to contact the tribe directly to obtain the criteria for membership.

Can you enter the Hopi Reservation?

Visitors are welcome to drive across the Hopi Reservation on their own. The Hopi people live in 12 villages scattered across First Mesa, Second Mesa and Third Mesa, lofty buttes that are fingerlike extensions of sprawling Black Mesa.

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Is the Hopi Tribe federally recognized?

A federally recognized tribe, the Hopi Indians live on the Hopi reservation surrounded by the Navajo reservation in northeastern Arizona.

Is the Hopi Tribe still around?

The Hopi Tribe is a sovereign nation located in northeastern Arizona. Over the centuries we have survived as a tribe, and to this day have managed to retain our culture, language and religion despite influences from the outside world.

Are Hopi and Navajo the same?

The Hopi language comes from the Uto-Aztecan language family and is related to Shoshone, Comanche and Nahuatl, the language of the Aztecs. The Navajo language comes from the Athapaskan language family and is related to the languages of the Cibecue and Tonto Apaches and languages spoken in California, Alaska and Canada.

How much do Morongo tribe members make?

The exact sum is kept secret, but Robert Martin, the tribal chairman, allows that it is roughly $15,000 to $20,000 per person, per month. Not surprisingly, some people have rediscovered their Morongo roots and moved back to the reservation.