The Hopi are a federally recognized tribe of Native American people, who primarily live on the 2,531.77 square mile Hopi Reservation in northeastern Arizona. The Hopi area according to the 2000 census has a population of 6,946 people. The Hopi language is one of the 30 of the Uto-Aztecan language family. The Hopi Reservation is entirely surrounded by the much larger Navajo Reservation. The two nations used to share the Navajo-Hopi Joint Use Area, but this was a source of conflict. The partition of this area, commonly known as Big Mountain, by Acts of Congress in 1974 and 1996, has also resulted in long-term controversy. The Hopi and Zuni are believed to have been descended from ancient Puebloan cultures who constructed large apartment-house complexes in northeastern Arizona...'
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