nation who has taken up arms ever brought peace and happiness to his people?
All the laws under the Constitution of the United States were made without our consent, knowledge, and approval, yet we are being forced to do everything that we know are contrary to our religious principles and those principles of the Constitutions of the United States.
Now we ask you, American people, what has become of your religion and your tradition? Where do we stand today? The time has now come for all of us as leaders of our people to reexamine ourselves, our past deeds, and our future plans. The judgment day will soon be upon us. Let us make haste and set our house in order before it is too late.
We believe these to be truths and from our hearts and for these reasons we, Hopi Chieftains, urge you to give these thoughts your most earnest considerations. And after a thorough and careful consideration we want to hear from you at your earliest convenience. This is our sacred duty to our people. We are
CHIEF TALAHAFTEWA, Village Chief, Bear Clan, Shungopovy
BASOWAYA, Advisor, Katchin Clan, Shungopovy
ANDREW HERMEQUAFTEWA, Advisor, Blue Bird Clan, Shungopovy
CHIEF SACKMASA, Village Crier, Coyote Clan, Mushongopavy
CHIEF JAMES PENGAYAWYMA, Village Chief, Kokop Clan (fire),
CHIEF DAN KATCHONGOVA, Advisor, co-ruler, Sun Clan, Hotevilla
John H. Burma
[ The Spanish Americans of New Mexico and surrounding states, commonly called the Hispanos, are to be distinguished as a minority group from the Mexican-Americans. Although the ancestors of both groups were once citizens of Mexico, the Hispanos have been residents of the United States for a long time, most of them back to the Mexican-American War of 1846-8. The Spanish American group re-