Titiev, Mischa, 1901-. Old Oraibi: a study of the Hopi Indians of the Third Mesa

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Part One Kinship And Social Organization

Chapter I The Kinship System

Examples From Chart Ii

Examples From Chart Iii

Chapter Ii The Reciprocal Behavior Of Kindred 1

Chapter Iii Courtship, Marriage, And Divorce

Chapter Iv Households, Lineages, And The Clan-phratry Problem

Chapter V The Amorphous Hopi State

Chapter Vi The Disintegration Of Oraibi

Chapter Vii Oraibi Ethnology And Pueblo Archaeology

Part Two Hopi Ceremonialism

Chapter Viii The Basic Pattern And Underlying Concepts Of Hopi Ceremonies

The Basic Pattern

The Underlying Concepts

Chapter Ix The Katcina Cult


The Soyal Katcina

The Mastop Katcinas 12

The Qöqöqlom Katcinas 14

Announcing The Niman Dance

The First Group Of Night Dances

The Powamu Ceremony 29

The Significance Of The Powamu

Anktioni, Or Repeat Performances: The Second Series Of Night Dances

The Water Serpent (palulokong) Dance 70

Puppet Doll Dance


Palhik Maidens

The Huyan Katcina Dance

Summary And Conclusion Of Anktioni Dances

Out-of-door Katcina Dances

The Homegoing (niman) Dance 114

Summary And Conclusion

Chapter X Tribal Initiation


Chronological Summary


The Maswik Katcina

The Nevenwehe Ritual 78

Chapter Xi Solstitial And Solar Ceremonies


The Soyal Performance 9

The Significance Of The Soyal Rites

Offerings To The Sun By The Flute Societies 26

The Major Rites Of The Flute Societies

Interpretation Of The Flute Rituals

Introduction To The Snake-antelope Ceremonies

The Snake-antelope Observances

The Meaning Of The Snake-antelope Rites

Analogies Between The Flute And The Snake-antelope Ceremonies

Chapter Xii Customs And Rituals Relating To War

The Kokop Clan Myth

The Momtcit Ceremony 12

The Initiation Of A Real Warrior 26

Miscellaneous War Practices

The Howina'aiya Dance

Chapter Xiii Women's Ceremonies


The Winter Marau

The Fall Observances Of The Marau Society 17

The Interpretation Of The Marau Ceremony

The Lakon Ritual 38

The Oaqöl Society


Chapter Xiv The Scheme Of Hopi Ceremonialism


The Cult Of The Dead

The Concept Of The Year's Duality

The Cycle Of Life And Death

The Meaning Of Hopi Religion

Part Three Miscellany

Chapter Xv The Economic Background

Chapter Xvi The Pikyas-patki Conflict

Chapter Xvii Adolescence Rites For Girls

Chapter Xviii A Few Sex Practices

Chapter Xix The Rise Of Hotevilla 1

Chapter Xx The Ceremonial Cycle At Bakavi

Chapter Xxi A Qöqöqlom Katcina Performance At Oraibi 1

Chapter Xxii The So'yoko Katcina


The So'yoko Myth At Oraibi 2

The So'yoko Rites At Oraibi 10

The Oraibi So'yoko In 1911

So'yoko Performances On Second Mesa 19

Chapter Xxiii The Oraibi Patcava Ceremony 1

Chapter Xxiv The Niman Katcina Dance 1

Chapter Xxv Masau Katcina Dance At Hotevilla

Part Four Appendix

1. Major Ceremonies At Oraibi

2. Chiefs Of Ceremonies At Oraibi Prior To 1900 1

3. The Ritual Calendar At Oraibi 1

4. Oraibi Kivas Prior To 1900

5. Kivas And Their Associated Shrines 1

6. Statement And Agreement 1

7. Letter From Sherman Institute

8. An Inter-pueblo Council Of Chiefs

9. The Yellow Qöqöqlom At Chimopovy 1

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Old Oraibi: a study of the Hopi Indians of the Third Mesa

Published By: Original publisher New York: Kraus Reprint Co.. 1971 [Reprint of 1944 edition]. xi, 277 p., plates ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Mischa Titiev

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Hopi (NT09)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Organized ceremonial (796); Sodalities (575); Cultural participation (184); Clans (614); Puberty and initiation (881); Culture summary (105); Cult of the dead (769); War (720);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This detailed ethnography of the old pueblo of Oraibi presents rich information on Hopi culture before the major acculturation occurred. The source has two primary objectives, which are the description and functional analysis of the social organization and the ceremonialism. The work demonstrated the functional dominance of the religion over the other aspects of ther Hopi life, especially on the kin and social groupings, including community structure, and the establishment of new communities. Massive information is given on rituals within the ceremonial cycle.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 1

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. nt09-001

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-264) and index Ceremonial parenthood is indexed for Artificial Kin Relationships (608); ceremonial chiefs are indexed Sodalities (575), Clans (614), Local Officials (624), Priesthood (793), Organized Ceremonial (796); phratry-clan concept Clan (614); Kachina dolls Games (524).

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1932-1940

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Ethnologist-4,5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Dubravka Schmalzbauer ; 1974-1975

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). ca. 1900-1935

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Old Oraibi Pueblo, Third Mesa, northeastern Arizona, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Hopi Indians


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