Harvey, Byron. Ritual in Pueblo art: Hopi life in Hopi painting

Table of Contents

Publication Information

The Hopi Paintings

Historical Review Of The Project

Analysis Of The Paintings

Ritual In Pueblo Art: The Hopi Ceremonial

About The Artists

Descriptions Of The Paintings

Life Cycle And General Ritual Life

Birth And Early Child Care

1 A Prenatal Examination By A Hopi Doctor

2 Naming The Baby

3 Washing The Baby With Ashes

4 A Boy's First Haircut


5 A Scene From Hopi Family Life

6 Children On The Family Burro

7 Disciplining A Child By Water-pouring

8 A Boy's Offering To Söyökö

9 Bathing At The Spring For Long Life

10 Girls Bathe At The Spring

11 Boys Practicing Archery Skills

12 Playing With Tops

13 Three Hunters And Two Fires

14 Initiating The Young Hunter

15 A Boy's First Rabbit Hunt

16 Ritual Hair Washing: The Naming Rite Of A Hunter

17 Hopi Children Playing At Adult Tasks

18 Offering The First Basket To The Sun

19 A Harvest Game: Smearing Corn Smut

20 A Hopi Mother Dresses Her Daughter's Hair

Youth, Courtship And Marriage

21 Yahaha, A Snake Dance Game

22 Grappling For A Watermelon

23 Racing For A Basket

24 A Hopi Couple

25 Dressing The Bride

26 Grinding Corn For The Wedding Ceremony

27 The Mock Mud Fight At The Wedding Festivities

28 A Hopi Wedding Feast

29 Clan Marks Painted On The Wedding House

Daily Life

30 A Women's Barter Party

31 Food Trading

32 A Woman Drying Peaches

33 Building A House

34 Washing (plastering) The Walls

35 Repairing Or Renewing A House

36 A Family Feast

37 Borrowing Coals For Laying A Fire

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38 Divorce

39 Fighting Over A Hoe

40 Family Meeting

41 An Old Man Visits The Doctor

42 A Seriously Ill Patient Is Visited By The Doctor

43 Landscape: The Hopi Country

Social Change

44 The Family Buys A Television Set

45 Celebrating Christmas

46 “water Filling”

Ritual Life

Ceremonial Activities

47 Clan Symbols

48 The Ritual Smoking Of Chiefs

49 Making Prayer Feathers

50 Giving Prayer Feathers

51 Sun Watching (tawangaoktaita)

52 Two Boys At A Shrine

53 Young Men At The Shrine

54 Invoking Animal Fetishes

55 Hopi Warriors Hiding

56 The Flute Ceremony: Obtaining Ritual Water

57 Bear Clan Racer

58 Bear Clan Race

59 Oaqöl Mana Throwing Darts

60 Prayer Sticks At A Snake Dance

61 Men Smoking And Exchanging Kiva Terms

The Eagle Cult

62 Three Men Smoking At The Shrine

63 Lowering A Cloth On The Eagle

64 Catching The Eagle

65 A Hunter Being Lowered To The Nest

66 A Captive Eagle

67 Naming An Eagle (washing An Eagle)

68 Eagles With Gifts

69 The Execution Of An Eagle

The Salt Journey

70 A Salt Expedition; Gift For An Aunt

71 Smoking Over The Gift Of Salt

More Important Ceremonies

72 Mask Making

73 Eating For The Mask

74 Masks On The Kiva Ledge

75 Kachina Dancers At Rest

76 Planting The Beans

The Kachina Cult

77 Kiva Chief And Kachina Exchanging Gifts

78 Ritual Feeding Of Participants

79 Dance Practice Scene

80 Borrowing For The Dance

81 A Kachina Pouring Water

82 A Man And A Kachina Racing

83 Whipping For Curing

84 Ritual Blessing Of A House

85 Two Kachinas And A Hopi Policeman

86 Burro Kachina Dance

87 The Mudhead Magician

88 Wolf And Cow Kachinas

89 Corn Kachina And Mudhead Kachina

90 Corn Kachina Dance At Easter Time

91 Corn Kachina

92 Owl And Rattle Kachinas

93 Gathering Evergreens

94 Cleaning The Ash Pit

95 Kachinas Roasting Sweet Corn

96 Qöqlöm Dancing With Sweet Corn

Unmasked (social) Dances

97 Buffalo Dance

98 Unmasked Elk Dance

99 Laguna Eagle Dance

100 Butterfly Dance

A Hopi Legend: The Boy Who Became An Owl

101 The Boy Misbehaves

102 The Mother's Warning

103 Getting On The Owl's Back

104 Changing Into An Owl

105 The Mourning Parents


106 Arrival Of The Clowns

107 A Mudhead Game Scene

108 Feeding A Clown

109 Three White Man's Clowns

110 A Women's Chorus Of Clowns

111 Clowns Feeding A White Spectator

112 Clowns Performing A Bullfight

113 A Clown Imitating An Ogre Woman

114 The Clowns Imitate Kachinas

115 Piftukas Or Imitator Clowns

116 Imitator Kachina And Clowns

117 Clowns Building A House


Home Cure

118 A Man Treating His Wife's Eye Disease

119 Taking Snake Dance Stomach Medicine

Causes Of Serious Illness

120 The Dreaded Töalöng

121 Curing An Old Man Of The Effects Of A Witch Bundle

122 Behavior Toward A Suspected Witch

The Medicine Man

123 A Husband Accompanies His Wife

124 Using A Crystal And Fetishes To Locate Illness

125 The Patient Is Seated On An Adobe Platform

126 Diagnosis For Internal Illness

127 The Medicine Man “consults His Animals”

128 A Ritual Offering

129 The Doctor Treats A Sick Baby

130 Shock Treatment For Mental Illness

131 The Doctor Offers Sacred Cornmeal To His Patient

132 Ants Are Removed By Sleight-of-hand

133 A Woman Doctor Treating Cloud Eye (keratitis)

134 Treatment Of A Skin Ulcer

The Bone Doctor

135 A Bone Doctor Treats A Dislocated Neck

136 A Bone Doctor Treats A Dislocated Neck

137 Treatment Of Muscle Spasm Or Rib Dislocation

138 Treatment Of Muscle Spasms Or Dislocation Of Ribs

139 Treatment For A Dislocated Hip

140 A Husband Assists The Bone Doctor

141 A Child's Arm Is Treated

142 The Doctor Locates A Pain In The Patient's Back

Payment Of Fees

143 Paying A Medicine Man's Retainer

144 A Final Payment To The Doctor

Economic Life


145 Loading The Peaches

146 Getting Peaches

147 Hauling Peaches

148 Drying Peaches

149 Harvesting Beans

150 A Farmer Gathering Gourds

151 Gathering Gourds

152 Gathering Melons For Yahaha

153 Planting The Fields

154 Sprinkling The Fields

155 Women Storing Corn

156 Shelling Corn

157 Drying Corn Kernels

158 Parching Corn

159 An Old Lady Grinding Corn And Singing

160 Women Grinding Corn

161 Making Pikami

Making A Piki Stone

162 Getting The Piki Stone

163 Smoothing The Piki Stone

164 Putting Pitch On The Stone

165 Testing The Stone

166 Women Making Piki


167 Hunting Rabbits

168 Rabbit Hunt

169 “together Hunt”

170 Feeding The Hunter's Family

171 Offering Corn Pollen To The Slain Deer

172 Dressing The Slain Deer In Ceremonial Garments

173 Trapping Birds

Basket Making

174 Gathering Yucca

175 Splitting The Yucca

176 Drying Yucca Strips

177 Dyeing

178 Making A Basket

Other Economic Activities

179 Getting Wood

180 Stacking The Wood

181 Payment To The Kiva

182 A Hopi Coal Miner

183 Trade With The Navajo

184 Women Making Pottery Bowls

185 Sheep Shearing


Publication Information

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Publication Information The main body of the Publication Information page contains all the metadata that HRAF holds for that document.

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

Title: Ritual in Pueblo art: Hopi life in Hopi painting

Published By: Original publisher New York: Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. 1970. vii, 81 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Byron Harvey

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 Representative art (532); Personal grooming (302); Normal garb (291); Shamans and psychotherapists (756); Magical and mental therapy (755); Ornament (301); Humor (522); Postures (516); Athletic sports (526); Mats and basketry (285); Gift giving (431); Dwellings (342); Masonry (333); Dance (535); Diet (262);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This source contains images of 185 paintings by native Hopi artists. All of these artworks were commissioned for this collection, and are permanently exhibited at the Museum of the American Indian in New York. Topics include: the life cycle; ritual life, including several important ceremonies and the Kachina cult; clowns and clowning; curing; and economic life, including farming, hunting and basketmaking. Biographical sketches of the artists are also provided. Each of the images (pp. 85-190) is described in the first half of the source (pp. 9-69).

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 19

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. nt09-019

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. 79-81) figures paginated as pp. 83-190 All information presented about the artworks, both in the text and in the images is indexed for Representative Art (532). Furthermore, every image and its corresponding text are indexed identical subjects. Thus the set of subjects under which each artwork is indexed is a compilation of information from both the image and the text.

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1964-1966

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 Art patron-4,5

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

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1964-1966

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Hopi Indians


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