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Current use/information: www.nau.edu/~hcpo-p/ and www.itcaonline.com/tribes_hopi.html.
Statement of Significance (as of designation - July 19, 1964):
Located on the westernmost of the Hopi mesas, this is probably the oldest continuously inhabited pueblo in the Southwest. Old Oraibi documents Hopi culture and history from before European contact to the present day. The village is on the present Hopi Indian Reservation.
As a living community, Old Oraibi continues to be modified to meet the needs of the current inhabitants. Overall, it still retains its integrity as a Hopi village, including predominantly traditional architecture and village layout.
As older buildings are replaced, newer construction techniques and materials are being used. Similarly, improvements to infrastructure (water, sewer, telephone, roads, etc.) have occurred within the NHL.