Polacca, Arizona facts for kids
|Tribal reservation||Hopi-Tewa Reservation|
|Elevation||5,810 ft (1,770 m)|
|Time zone||Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)|
|GNIS feature ID||9616|
History and culture
Polacca is a community located below the villages of First Mesa. Polacca got its name (originally pronounced Poo la ka ka) from a farmer who was banished from the mesa's and was residing in the area where the old day school was eventually built. This person had no auth9ority to transfer or sell lands to the Bureau Of Indian Affairs and yet he did. The area in question was part of the Flute Clan. Modern so-called Tewa's claim to have some authority in stating historical facts, but remain uneducated in historical facts and remain guests as they never fully fulfilled their contract and commitment to the Hopi.
The Polacca Head Start Center is active in the revitalization of the Hopi language. Its Shooting Stars Hopi Lavayi Radio Project broadcasts for students in the First Mesa Dialect are carried on KUYI, 88.1 FM.
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