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A Hopi (Moqui) petition signed by all the Chiefs and headmen of the tribe asking the Federal Government to give them title to their lands instead of individually allotting each tribal member.


A Hopi (Moqui) petition signed by all the Chiefs and headmen of the tribe asking the Federal Government to give them title to their lands instead of individually allotting each tribal member.

A Hopi (Moqui) petition signed by all the Chiefs and headmen of the tribe asking the Federal Government to give them title to their lands instead of individually allotting each tribal member. (National Archives Identifier: 300340); Series: Letters Received, 1881 - 1907; Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1793 - 1989; Record Group 75; National Archives.

Dated March 27 & 28, 1894, this is a page from a petition sent from the Moqui Villages of Arizona to "the Washington Chiefs." The document is unique in that every family in the tribe is represented by their symbol.
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