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Polacca, Arizona
Country United States
State Arizona
County Navajo
Tribal reservation Hopi-Tewa Reservation
5,810 ft (1,770 m)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
ZIP code
Area code(s) 928
GNIS feature ID 9616

Polacca is an unincorporated community in Navajo County, of northeastern Arizona. It is located on the Hopi-Tewa Reservation.


Polacca is located along Arizona State Route 264 7.5 miles (12.1 km) northeast of the Hopi Second Mesa. Polacca has a post office with ZIP code 86042.

Navajo and Hopi Indians painting bridge near Polacca. - NARA - 295222
Bridge near Polacca (1940s)
View of Pollacca Dam looking toward spillway on far side. Facts about dam, Location 1 mile below junction of Wepo and... - NARA - 295232
Polaca Dam below junction of Wepo and Polacca washes (1950s).
Rodent control camp, Polacca Canyon. - NARA - 295217
Camp in Polacca Canyon (1950s).

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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