Cox, Bruce Alden. Law and conflict management among the Hopi

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

Title: Law and conflict management among the Hopi

Published By: Original publisher Ann Arbor: University Microfilms. 1969 [1973 copy]. 2, 2, 187 leaves

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. Hopi (NT09)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Clans (614); Phratries (615); 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 Tribal Council.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 12

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. nt09-012

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: 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 1965-1966

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-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Gerald Reid ; 1988

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1965-1966

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 States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Hopi Indians


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