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The Black Hat Reservation is a location in AMC's Fear the Walking Dead. It is the home of the local Hopi tribe, led by tribal lawyer Qaletaqa Walker. The reservation is described by Jeremiah Otto, himself a racist libertarian, as nothing but a truck stop, a motel, and a market populated with addicts and welfare recipients.


At some point, the natives on the reservation came into conflict with members of Broke Jaw Ranch. During a land dispute, Qaletaqa's father, uncle, and a few others would vandalize the ranch. One night, however, they were caught by Jeremiah Otto and a few of his friends. Instead of being handed over to the police, however, they were murdered by Jeremiah and the ranchers, and their bodies were buried in unmarked graves. The murders were never investigated by the police.


Season 3[]

"The Unveiling"[]

Jake heads through the wilderness on his way to the Black Hat Reservation, hoping to parley with Walker. He begins to hear footsteps on the trail. Jake takes cover in the brush, and pops out to confront his pursuer.

He discovers that Alicia is the one on his tail. She's come to tell him that Walker killed the Trimbols. She warns him against talking to a killer like Walker, but Jake refuses to abandon his mission. Alicia decides to join him.

Alicia and Jake arrive at the Black Hat Cafe. They're surrounded by armed guards who confiscate their weapons. Walker emerges, machete in hand, and drops a severed pig's head on the ground in front of them.

Jake and Alicia join Walker for lunch. Walker looks confused when Alicia calls him out for killing the Trimbols. Jake asks Walker to honor their prior court agreements and end the violence. Walker refuses, saying that court decisions are no longer relevant. He orders Jake to vacate Black Hat territory, but agrees to parley after their meal. Alicia is surprised to see that the woman serving their food is Ofelia.

Ofelia apologizes to Alicia for abandoning the group at the Rosarito Beach Hotel. She says that Walker took her in, and insists the Black Hat natives are good people. Alicia points out that Walker killed a family two nights ago, but Ofelia insists that Walker did not carry out any missions at that time. As proof, she states that Walker was with her.

Jake informs Alicia that Walker agreed to a parley. He asks Alicia to return to the ranch, so she can tell Jeremiah that Walker will refrain from further violence, in exchange for a tribute and a hostage swap. He offers to stay behind as Walker's hostage. However, Alicia insists that Walker take her so that Jake can personally deliver the terms to Jeremiah.

Walker proudly shows Alicia the helicopter that they shot down. Alicia tells Walker she was in the chopper when it went down, and that he killed one of her family. Walker compares her contempt for him with the hatred he feels toward the Ottos. Alicia tells him he can't know how she feels.

Walker shows the skull of his great-grandfather to Alicia, explaining that they had to desecrate their ancestors' graves to save their bodies from the Ottos. He says that Black Hat relics prophesied an apocalypse that would shed the land of the impure, and return the land to his people.

Troy, Nick and several militia soldiers sneak into Black Hat headquarters and rescue Alicia. Nick spots a guard approaching, and tackles him. Troy shoots the guard, and gunfire breaks out. Madison picks up Alicia and the rescue team with a truck.

Jake brings the water to Black Hat, and insists it was Troy's idea to rescue Alicia. Walker is unmoved, and starts to scalp Jake. However, Ofelia stops him at the last second. Walker threatens to kill Jake and Troy in front of their father, and then burn Jeremiah alive.

"Children of Wrath"[]

Madison holds Ofelia at gunpoint and forces her to drive to the Black Hat. Ofelia insists that the powder was only supposed to make the militia sick so that Walker's people could take over the ranch without bloodshed.

Madison brings Ofelia to Walker and demands to know what the poison was. He tells her that the poison was anthrax but says that Nick will survive if he's able-bodied. He warns that she and her family will die if they don't leave the ranch.

Ofelia tells Walker that she cares about the Clark family and admonishes him for using anthrax without her knowledge. Walker maintains that she's saving the lives of his people. They're interrupted by a commotion outside.

The Nation rushes to extinguish a tipi fire started by Troy and a team of ranchers. As Troy's team distracts Walker's people, Madison and Alicia hitch the Black Hat reliquary to a truck and haul it off.





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