Waters, Frank, 1902-. Book of the Hopi

Table of Contents

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1 : Tokpela: The First World

Spider Woman And The Twins

Creation Of Mankind

The Nature Of Man

2 : Tokpa: The Second World

Emergence To The Second World

Emergence To The Third World

3 : Kuskurza: The Third World

4 : Túwaqachi: The Fourth World

5 : Commentary: The Symbol Of The Emergence

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1 : The Four Migrations

The Sacred Tablets

The Magic Water Jar

The Four Migrations

2 : North To The Back Door

The Serpent Mound

The Race Tracks At Chaco Canyon

Betatakin And Keet Seel

3 : The Badger And The Sacred Spruce

4 : Migrations Of The Bird Clans

The Eagle Clan Migrations

5 : Wénima And The Short Rainbow

6 : The Mysterious Red City Of The South

7 : The Journey Of The Twins

The Kuaua Murals

Origin Of The Side Corn Clan

8 : The Snake And Lizard Clans

9 : The Bow And Arrowshaft Clans

The Skunk At Pottery Mound

The Sun Temple, Mesa Verde

10 : The Coyote-swallow Race At Sikyatki

11 : The Ancient Record

The Two Horns

12 : The Founding Of Oraibi

13 : Commentary: The Hopi Clan

Historical Conjectures

Secular Aspects

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1 : Elemental Symbols

The Kiva

The Páho

The Corn Mother

Other Ceremonial Requisites

2 : Wúwuchim

The New-fire Ceremony

Closing Of The Roads

The Night Of The Washing Of The Hair

Controlling Stars

The Public Dance

3 : Soyál

Purification And Preparation

The Winter Solstice Ceremonies

Blessing Rites

4 : The Kachina Night Dances

The Social Hoya Dances

The Kachina Night Dances

5 : Powamu

Planting Of The Beans

Initiation Of Children

The Bean Dance


The Monster Kachinas

6 : The Road Of Life


The Ancient Ladder Dance

7 : Niman Kachina

Gathering Of The Eagles

The Pilgrimage For Spruce

The Home Dance

Sacrifice Of The Eagles

8 : The Flute Ceremony

Origin Of The Gray Flute And Blue Flute Societies

Ritual Preparations

Enactment Of The Emergence

The Ceremony At Mishongnovi

9 : The Snake-antelope Ceremony

Gathering The Snakes

The Mystic Marriage

The Races

The Dances

10 : Lakón, Márawu, And Owaq̈lt



11 : The Ya Ya Ceremony

Origin Legend

How It Was Developed And Brought To Walpi

How The Ceremony Was Profaned


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1 : The Coming Of The Castillas

Arrival Of The Head-pounders

2 : The Destruction Of Awatovi



3 : Arrival Of The Americans

The Letters Of James S. Calhoun

The Hopi View

4 : Westward March Of Empire

The Long Walk

The Sacred Bundles

5 : The Betrayal Of Lololma

The Hostiles Vs. The Friendlies

6 : A Test Of Prophecy

The Allotment System

The Sacred Tablets

7 : The Split At Oraibi

The Founding Of Hotevilla

Establishment Of Bakavi

8 : The Imprisonment Of Yukioma

The Disintegration Of Oraibi

9 : The Indian Reorganization Act

The Tribal Council

A Hopi Quaker

10 : The Flag Still Flies

The Court Of Last Appeal

Closing The Door

11 : Recommendations And Prophecies

1. Protection Of Reservation From Navajo Encroachment

2. Abolishment Of The Tribal Council

3. Better Indian Agents

4. Education

5. Health

6. Business Concessions

7. Public Utilities

8. Change In Attitude

9. Oraibi—a National Monument

Hopi Prophecies


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

Title: 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

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

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document 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 controversies.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 45

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. nt09-045

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

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Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle

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LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Hopi Indians


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