author={Walter S. Hough},
  journal={American Anthropologist},
  • W. Hough
  • Published 1 February 1897
  • Geology
  • American Anthropologist
The country of the Hopi, in northeastern Arizona, is arid and semi-desert. From the last stronghold of this p)eople on the precipitous boat-shape mesas of the high plateau, offshoots of the mountain knots of the Carrizos, one sees only barrenness, but barrenness painted beyond description. TI'o the south the strange, fantastic outline of lava-capped buttes; to the west, beyond the plain, the faint line of the Mogollones, 110 miles away, flanked by the mighty mountain mass of the San Francisco… 
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