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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Cox, Bruce Alden
Law and conflict management among the Hopi
Published By: Original publisher
Ann Arbor: University Microfilms. 1969 [1973 copy]. 2, 2,
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Bruce Alden Cox
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Form and rules of government (642);
Public welfare (657);
Pastoral activities (233);
External relations (648);
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Ingroup antagonisms (578);
Political parties (665);
Social control (626);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This source is a study of conflict and conflict management
as it concerns disputes involving land ownership, farming and grazing rights, and physical
and verbal aggression among the Hopi on the Hopi Indian Reservation northeastern Arizona.
The title is somewhat misleading, however, since the focus is more on conflict than on
conflict management. The author finds that disputes involving rights to agricultural land
are rare, but that conflicts over building sites are becoming more commonplace with
business development on the reservation. Since land is held by clans, conflicts over land
rights often extend beyond individuals and may involve entire villages. Traditionally,
disputes over damage by grazing animals to farm crops were settled by village chiefs, but
that is no longer the case. According to the author, this change has come about because the
increasing heterogeneity of economic life on the reservation has undermined the chiefs'
ability to gauge public opinion. In the past public opinion sided with the farmer rather
than the stockman, but at present, with the decline of crop-raising in the reservation
economy, this consensus has broken down. Some disputes over farming and grazing rights
involve Hopis with their Navajo neighbors. According to the author, in cases involving
physical aggression Hopis lack structured mechanisms for resolving disputes and
rehabilitating offenders, thus such disputes tend to persist for extended periods of time.
Gossip is an important form of aggressive behavior among the Hopi and often takes the form
of witchcraft accusations. As a form of aggression, gossip is prominent in the factionalism
dividing traditional Hopis and the more acculturated Hopis who support the reservation's
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
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UM 69-14,865 Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of California,
Berkeley, 1968 Includes bibliographical references (p.173-181) Information on Hopi-Navajo
disputes disputes over farming and grazing rights are indexed for Acculturation and Culture
Change (177) and International Relations (648).
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
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
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Gerald Reid ; 1988
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Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Hopi Reservation, northeastern Arizona, United
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