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Welcome To Walpi on First Mesa

History of Walpi 

Near villages in miles are:

Second Mesa, 8.7 Shongopovi, 10.8
Keams Canyon, 12.1
Kykotsmovi, 16.7
Jeddito, 17.8
Hotevilla-Bacavi, 20.7
Pinon, 21.4


First Mesa Hopi: is on the Hopi Reservation. Census of 2000 was 1,124, spread among three Hopi and and one Tewa villages atop the 5,700-foot mesa:

Synonamous names:




First Mesa is located within the Hopi Nation (at First Mesa).

First Mesa is located in Navajo County.

Time Zone: First Mesa lies in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) and does not observe daylight saving time.

At the time of the 2000 Census, First Mesa had a population of 1,124 people..

First Mesa is 5,790 feet  above sea level.

The system of villages are based around three mesas in the traditional pueblo style which has been traditionally used by the Hopi.

Walpi is the oldest village on First Mesa, having been established in 1690 after the villages at the foot of mesa Koechaptevela was abandoned for fear of Spanish reprisal post 1680 Pueblo Revolt.

The Tewa people live on First Mesa. Hopis also occupy the Second Mesa, and Third Mesa. The community of Winslow West is off-reservation trust land of the Hopi tribe.


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