HopiNorth Americaintensive agriculturalists
The Hopi are a Native American group currently residing on the Hopi Reservation in northeastern Arizona, a region where they have always lived. The term "Hopi" means "one who behaves" or "one who follows the proper way." The Hopi language belongs to the Shoshonean branch of Uto-Aztecan. Aboriginal Hopis were horticulturalists, hunters, and gatherers. The major crop was maize. Hopis traded widely with neighboring peoples and were well known for the textiles that men wove of the cotton they grew. Today, wage labor, commercial cattle ranching, pensions, and welfare are major sources of income for those who live on the reservation.
- North America
- Southwest and Basin
- intensive agriculturalists
- United States