Hotevilla, Arizona

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A Hopi village located on the Hopi Pueblo Reservation, within the boundaries of the Navajo Nation Indian Reservation in northeastern Arizona. The village was founded in 1906 by traditionalists who left the Hopi village of Oraibi after a dispute concerning Western influences on the traditional Hopi ways of life. Today the village of Hotevilla has a population of a few hundred residents and is still known as a place dedicated to preserving old practices and traditions. The village serves as a trade center for Hopi crafts, baskets, and textiles.

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"Hopi woman weaving a basket, c. 1900" by U.S. National Archives and Records Administration is licensed under Public Domain.

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