ERIC Number: ED033775
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
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Book of the Hopi.
Materials for the compilation of this book were acquired from Hopi spokesmen (30 elders of the Hopi Indian tribe in northern Arizona) who regarded it as a monumental record that would give their descendants a complete history of their people and their religious beliefs. It was also desired that the 4-part book serve the practical purpose of helping to solve current Hopi problems of local self-government, factional disputes, land claims against the Navajo tribe and the national government, and other political and economic controversies. Presented in chronological order, Part I begins with the Hopi myths of Creation and the people's successive emergences from the 3 previous worlds to the present Fourth World. Part II recounts the prehistoric migrations of the clans over this continent until they arrived at their predestined homeland where their cycle of religious ceremonies was initiated as described in Part III. The historical period from the arrival of the first white men in 1540 to the present time are summarized in Part IV. Various illustrations are included. (CM)
Descriptors: American History, American Indian Culture, American Indians, Beliefs, Federal Government, Legends, Mythology, Religion, Social Problems
The Viking Press, Inc., 625 Madison Avenue, New York, N. Y. 10022 (Hardback - $10.00); Ballantine Books, Inc., 101 Fifth Ave., New York, N. Y. 10003 (Paperback - $1.25).
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Identifiers: Arizona; Hopi (Tribe)