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  Hopi - Crystalinks
Hopi is a concept deeply rooted in the culture's religion, spirituality, and its view of morality and ethics.
Evidence suggest that the Hopi consist of the descendants of various groups that entered the country from the north, the east, and the south, and that a series of movements covered a period of probably three centuries, and perhaps considerably longer.
The Hopi villages were established on their present almost inaccessible sites for purposes of defense; and with the same object in view the builders formerly never left a door in the outer walls of the first story, access to the rooms invariably being through hatchways in the roof.
www.crystalinks.com /hopi.html   (2602 words)

 Hopi Indians
Hopi Indian legends tell of a sure certainty in the future that the tribe's faithful will be lifted to other planets on the Day of Purification.
Hopi prophecies are very famous - but as with all prophecies - their timeline became invalid after 1939 when space/time altered.
The Hopi have permits from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to gather 40 golden eaglets a year for use in religious ceremonies, during which the birds are killed.
www.crystalinks.com /hopi1.html   (3331 words)

Hopi are of a kind and peaceable disposition, with the possible exception of the more truculent Oraibi on the westernmost mesa.
Hopi missions, excepting at Awátobi, with 800 souls, which was visited in the spring of 1700 by Father Juan Garaycoecha, at the request of the inhabitants, but without permanent result.
Hopi, the first authority is Fewkes, in numerous monographs and shorter papers, notable his Journal of Am.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/07468a.htm   (950 words)

 Four Corners Expedition- Hopi: The Corn People
Hopi clan markings can be seen throughout this entire area in the form of petroglyphs, etched figures and symbols in the rock cliffs and stones.
Unlike other "warrior" tribes, the Hopi were a peaceful people and had good relations with all of their neighbors, including several Native people in Mexico, with whom they shared trade and ideas.
Along with these "gifts" was the persistent attempt to convert the Hopi from their spiritual beliefs, and subsequent contact with the Spanish was marked by severely harsh and brutal treatment- all in the name of the Christian god.
www.viewzone.com /day5a.html   (490 words)

 People of the Colorado Plateau-The Hopi
The Hopis knew that their fourth way of life would be difficult and that they must submit to the corn as a way of life.
Hopi oral tradition records an era of wandering, destined to end with a return to the center of the Universe, the Black Mesa.
This abstract from a classic 1942 paper by John T. Hack describes the geomorphology of the Hopi country, their dry-farming methods, the effects of a recent period of arroyo-cutting, the use of sand dunes as a means of deciphering climatic change, and evidence for the effect of the changing physical environment on ancient farming.
www.cpluhna.nau.edu /People/hopi.htm   (693 words)

A division of the Hopi, first of three prophesied, took place in 1906 when Chief You-kew-ma and his followers were forced out of Oraibi by a pushing contest and began the new community of Hotevilla.
Hopi means to be humble and peaceful, but if the people do not live the Hopi way the name will be taken from them.
The Hopi language is of the Uto-Aztecan family, which is closely related to the Northern Paiute and the Aztecs of Mexico, and the Hopi dialect is Shoshone.
www.ausbcomp.com /redman/hopi.htm   (3102 words)

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Society-HOPI According to Fewkes, Hopi is a contraction of Hopitu, meaning "peaceful ones," or Hopitu-shinumu, "peaceful all people." The name Moke (Moqui), which was frequently used to refer to the Hopi before the early twentieth century, is of disputed significance, but is never used by the Hopi themselves.
In 1950, the Hopi population was 3,500, with village populations averaging 300 (Eggan 1950: 18).
Hopi settlements were built on the tops of three mesas, as a protection against attacks.
lucy.ukc.ac.uk /EthnoAtlas/Hmar/Cult_dir/Culture.7846   (1084 words)

 Hopi Indians - Peaceful Ones of the Southwest
While Hopi located their villages on mesas for defensive purposes, the land surrounding the mesas was also used by the tribe, dividing it between families and utilizing common areas for medicinal and religious purposes.
The peaceful Hopi were forced to battle for their survival in a long period of fighting that would last until 1824 when Spain recognized Mexico and the Hopi lands were given to the new Mexican government.
Once again, the Hopi were forced to fight to save their lands until finally they were forced onto the reservation in Black Mesa in 1882, where most of them still live today.
www.legendsofamerica.com /NA-Hopi.html   (1063 words)

 Hopi Prophecy
The Hopi were told that after a time White Men would come and take their land and try to lead the Hopi into evil ways.
The Hopi also have prophesied that "Turtle Island could turn over two or three times and the oceans could join hands and meet the sky." This seems to be a prophecy of a "pole shift" -- a flipping, of the planet on its axis.
They were to go when the motherland of the Hopi and other Indian brothers were about to be taken away from them and their way of life was in danger of being completely destroyed by evil ones among the White Men and by some other Indian brothers who were influenced by the White Race.
www.welcomehome.org /rainbow/prophecy/hopi1.html   (3623 words)

 Hopi Prophecies -- Various Interpreters (Morgana's Observatory)
Hopi Elders pass these warnings to the next generations through word of mouth and with reference to ancient rock drawings and tablets, keeping track of those that have been fulfilled and paying close attention to warning signs.
Hopi were instructed to tell of the Great Purification just ahead of a time when Humankind would once again become highly civilized, tending to become careless and leading us to self-destruction.
This would be the sign for a certain Hopi to bring out the teachings in order to warn the world that the third and final event would happen soon and could bring an end to all life unless people correct themselves and their leaders in time.
www.dreamscape.com /morgana/pan.htm   (3362 words)

 HOPI Prophecies of the Future
According to Hopi legend, passed on from generation to generation, it is that nation's central responsi- bility to protect Mother Earth by preserving the Four Corners (centered in Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico) and to remain custodians of that mineral-rich reserve while war still stalks the world.
Because of the Hopis' deep spiritual qualities and sensitivity to nature, they know that the essential electromagnetic balance of life forces is maintained not only through nature's gifts of minerals, water, and sunlight and by the atmospheric currents and charged ion fields, but also by their sacred rituals and ceremonial dances.
One interpretation of the device from a Hopi perspective is that it represents the four worlds of the Hopi and that it was the shield symbol of Masau, the earth god from whom they obtained permission to settle in their present region.
www.v-j-enterprises.com /hopi.html   (3517 words)

 NAVAJO - HOPI Land Dispute, history, maps, links
Hopis had no employment opportunities at the mine, because the roads were built to access it from Navajo territory, to the north.
This divides the Hopi lands that were taken by the BIA in 1930 for Joint Use, and then by the courts declared to be half-owned because of navajo squatters on these Hopi lands.
For it is the Hopi who have been the most outspoken in their opposition to the mine and have filed suit in federal court to halt the mining.
www.kstrom.net /isk/maps/az/navhopi.html   (4967 words)

 Hopi language, alphabet and pronunciation
Hopi is a Uto-Aztecan language spoken by approximately 5,000 people in northeastern Arizona.
Though there are relatively few speakers, the language is still being passed on to children, there is a comprehensive Hopi-English dictionary and a group called the Hopi Literacy Project are working to promote the language.
Hopi has an interesting way of expressing concepts of time and space: for something that happens a long way from a speaker is described as having happened in the distant past.
www.omniglot.com /writing/hopi.htm   (79 words)

 Hopi Resources
Hopi Coyote tales therefore tend to reduce, more straightforwardly than their Navajo counterparts, the Coyote person to the level of a laughable fool." These sometimes bawdy, sometimes silly stories are interesting in and of themselves.
She uses the knowledge of Hopi culture gained from this association to make events in stories obtained from Hopi informants more accessible to the non-Hopi reader.
Rather than try to deduce Hopi history from the tales, she saw them as literature, and wanted to retell them as such, so the stories are very readable and poetic.
www.sff.net /people/Julia.West/hopi/hopi.htm   (1262 words)

 Hopi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Almost 1200 years later, the main staple of the Hopi diet switched to the small, blue ears of corn they were able to grow, using runoff from the mesas.
Hopi society was matrilineal, which meant that the mother determined field inheritance and social status.
The Hopi people were forced to fight for their survival.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/cultural/northamerica/hopi.html   (507 words)

 IMA Hero: Reading Program Hopi
Later, when white settlers moved onto their land, the Hopi complained to President Chester A. Arthur, and the Hopi were moved to a reservation that did not include the Hopi ancestral land.
The Hopi children were taken to boarding schools, dressed in American-style clothes, forbidden to practice their own religion, called by an American name, and did not see their families for long periods of time.
Today, the Hopi still honor their ancient traditions, clans are strong, and children are taught the Hopi Way of living in peace and cooperation.
www.imahero.com /readingprogram/hopi.html   (697 words)

 Native Americans - Hopi
They speak the Hopi language, which belongs to the Uto-Aztecan branch of the Aztec-Tanoan linguistic stock, at all their pueblos except Hano, where the language belongs to the Tanoan branch of the Aztec-Tanoan linguistic stock.
Contact between the Hopi and the US Government continued sporadically until 1870 when the first Hopi Indian agent was appointed, followed in 1874 by the establishment of the Indian Agency in Keams Canyon.
Apparently all is not rosy in the Hopi village of Hotevilla.
www.nativeamericans.com /Hopi.htm   (1983 words)

 Taylor: Taking control of Hopi resources and our future : ICT [2004/11/12]
What is known as the Hopi Way also centers on subsistence dry-farming unique to the Hopi people, many of whom reside in modest, sandstone houses in 12 villages clustered around three mesas on a vast and arid 1.6 million-acre reservation in the high desert of Northern Arizona.
The only source of moisture for agriculture on Hopi is melting snow and infrequent, scattered rain showers that fall on tiny fields of corn, squash, beans and melon.
The Hopi people have demanded that Peabody Energy, which manages a reservation mine, stop using the Navajo Aquifer to slurry coal by a water pipeline to the Mohave Generating Station 273 miles away in Laughlin, Nev. The aquifer is our only source of water for drinking and ceremonies.
www.indiancountry.com /content.cfm?id=1096409866   (902 words)

The Hopi Indians, which means good, peaceful, or wise, come from a group of Southwestern people called Pueblo, but their language is different.
Today, the Hopi Indians are divided into to traditional -- which preserve ancient lands and customs, and new -- who work with outsiders.
A Hopi bride ground corn for three days at her future husband’s house to show she had wife skills.
inkido.indiana.edu /w310work/romac/hopi.htm   (485 words)

 The HOPI Home Page
HOPI provides the Internet2 community with the experience and understanding needed to deploy the scalable networking capabilities that tomorrows advanced network applications will increasingly require.
We use the term HOPI (for hybrid optical and packet infrastructure) to denote both the effort to plan this future hybrid and the set of testbed facilities we will build to test various aspects of candidate hybrid designs.
A HOPI design team, composed of engineers from Internet2 member universities, is currently planning this testbed in detail.
networks.internet2.edu /hopi   (415 words)

 ITCA: Hopi Tribe
According to their legends, the Hopi migrated north to Arizona from the south, up from what is now South America, Central America and Mexico.
Having inhabited this high and dry area since the 12th century, the Hopi have developed a unique agriculture practice, "dry farming." Instead of plowing their fields, Hopi traditional farmers place "wind breakers" in the fields at selected intervals to retain soil, snow and moisture.
The Hopi villages are found at both the base and the top of three mesas dominating the landscape.
www.itcaonline.com /tribes_hopi.html   (601 words)

At first, the villages of the Hopi were located in the valley but the Hopi eventually moved to the mesa tops as protection against Spanish invaders.
The Hopi mark the winter solstice each year with a celebration that includes the telling of legends and the dance of the masked kachinas to represent the rain gods.
It was during and after the Pueblo Revolt that the Hopi left the valley and moved to the mesa tops.
www.thewildwest.org /interface/index.php?action=203   (429 words)

 Hopi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Hopi were an Indian tribe that lived near the southwest part of the United States.
When a Hopi baby was born, a perfect ear of white corn was placed beside the infant which stood for Mother Earth.
After a Hopi died, it was thought that they would return to their place of origin.
www.promotega.org /fld30009/hopi.html   (666 words)

 The Hopi Tribe - About us   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
This life is therefore referred to as the Fourth Way of Life for the Hopi.
As groups of people, along with animals, moved from the third to the fourth way of life they were offered an ear of corn by Maa'saw.
Hopi knew that life in this fourth world would be difficult and that we must learn a way of life from the corn plant.
www.hopi.nsn.us /about.asp   (138 words)

 McGees Indian Art Gallery: Hopi kachinas, jewelry, pottery, baskets, Navajo jewelry
He is the Kokokshi of Zuni, and yet he appears in almost all of the pueblos from the Hopi to the Rio Grande.
Hopi do not consider this doll a kachina, and most anthologies do not include him in their roster.
On the other Mesas, she is Angwusnasomtaka, or Crow Mother, the mother of the Hu, or Whipper Kachinas, and is considered by many Hopi to also be the mother of all kachinas.
www.hopiart.com /kach-exp.htm   (1914 words)

 Canyon Country Originals Gallery of Fine Hopi Kachinas, Part 1 of 2
The Badger is a curing kachina that the Honani Clan brought from the prehistoric village of Kisiwu, a ruins north of the present Hopi Mesas.
The old Hopi Badger was a curing kachina, and is said to have been brought to the Hopi Mesas from a prehistoric village to the North.
Many people, including the Hopi themselves, call these figures "dolls." Somehow, looking at the superb carvings, we personally, cannot bring ourselves to describe them as "dolls." Therefore, we are going to borrow a term we first saw used by author Helga Teiwes in her book about Kachinas.
www.canyonart.com /kachina.htm   (3340 words)

 Hopi Prophecies and Messages to the United Nation (Morgana's Observatory)
Hopi, the younger brother, was instructed to cover all land and mark it well with footprints and sacred markings to claim this land for the Creator and peace on earth.
Because of their prophetic knowledge, the Hopi leaders felt it was time to go east, where "a house of mica" [The United Nations building] would stand at this time, where Great Leaders from many lands would be gathered to help any people who are in trouble.
They were to go when the lands of the Hopi and other Indians were about to be taken away from them and their way of life was in danger of being completely.
www.dreamscape.com /morgana/telesto.htm   (4368 words)

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