Lead: The Hopi-Navajo land dispute derives much of its intensity because it is wrapped up in issues of energy independence, resource exploitation, and environmental annihilation.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: After centuries of peaceful cohabitation, the arrival of white civilization pushed the Hopi and Navajo tribes into close proximity in the Four Corners region of northeast Arizona. What would be a normal intertribal dispute caused by the crowding, has been vastly complicated because their individual and shared lands sit on top of enormous energy resources, particularly coal.