Third Mesa, Arizona

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Third Mesa is one of three peninsular mesas located on the Hopi reservation in Arizona. These mesas project like fingers from the southern part of Black Mesa, and Third Mesa is located furthest to the west. Approximately 15 miles long and .5 to 5 miles wide, it contains the villages of Kykotsmovi (New Oraibi), Old Oraibi, Hotevilla, and Bacavi.

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"The Hopi Indian Village of Hotevilla on the Third Mesa, Ariz. 1950-1970," photograph, Josef Muench Collection (24266). Special Collections & Archives. Northern Arizona University.

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