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See the Hopi Indian's snake dance that was performed for Theodore Roosevelt in Walpi, Arizona in 1913

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Arizona Became a New Territory
February 24, 1863

Native Americans have always maintained a strong presence in Arizona. When President Theodore Roosevelt visited Arizona in 1913, the Hopi Indians honored him with a demonstration of the ritual Hopi snake dance.

Today, fifteen distinct tribes, including Navajo, Hopi, Papago, Apache, and Pima live on seventeen reservations in the state.

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VIDEO CREDIT: "Hopi Indians Dance for TR at [Walpi, Arizona]." Filmed August 20, 1913. Theodore Roosevelt: His Life and Times on Film, American Memory collections, Library of Congress.