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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Waters, Frank, 1902-
Fredericks, Oswald White Bear
Book of the Hopi
Published By: Original publisher
New York: Viking Press. 1963. xvii, 347 p. ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
By Frank Waters. Drawings and source material recorded by
Oswald White Bear Fredericks
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2019. Computer File
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The material contained in this source was obtained from
thirty elders of the Hopi tribe over a period of several months, and is thus an expression
of the traditional viewpoint. This information is organized in the source into four major
parts. Part One deals with the Hopi myth of Creation, and the people's successive
Emergences from the previous three worlds to the present Forth World. Part Two then
recounts traditional clan history relevant to their migrations over the continent until
their arrival at their predestined homeland at Oraibi. Here, under Part Three, is discussed
the initiation of the great annual cycle of religious ceremonies which still take place
today. The final section, Part Four, then summarizes the historical period from the first
contacts with the Spaniards in 1540 to the present time. This section also deals with
various current Hopi problems involving local government, factional disputes, land claims
against the Navajo tribe and the national government, and other political and economic
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