Geertz, Armin W., 1948-. Children of cottonwood: piety and ceremonialism in Hopi Indian puppetry

Table of Contents

Publication Information

Introduction And Acknowledgments

The Language Barrier

The Culture Barrier

The Study Of The Hopi Indians

The Popular Literature About The Hopi

The Scientific Literature About The Hopi


About This Book

The Participants


Part One Annotated Texts In Translation

Chapter One The Origin Of The Sa'lakwmanawyat

The History Of The Sa'lakwmanawyat Dolls

Text 19a (pu)

Text 2g (wa)

Text 2i (wa)

The First Sa'lakwmanawyat Ceremonial At Hotvela

Text 2a (wa)

Text 2c (wa)

Text 2e (wa)

Chapter Two Qualities And Characteristics Of The Sa'lakwmanawyat

Text 19b (pu)

The Role Of Belief

Text 12 (wa)

Text 5b (wa)

Text 3e (wa)

Communicating With Puppets: Hearing, Seeing, Feeling

Text 8a (do, Recorded In English)

Text 33c (lo)

Text 33d (lo)

Text 32 (awg)

Text 29 (sy)

Dolls As Superhuman Interveners

Text 20 (ht, Recorded In English)

Text 9a (lo)

Text 10c (lo)

Text 33i (lo)

Text 33g (lo)

Text 33f (lo)

Children Born From The Dolls

Text 21 (ht, Recorded In English)

Text 9e (lo)

Text 33j (lo)

Text 33k (lo)

Chapter Three Preparations For The Ceremonial Event

Text 2l (wa)

The Formal Smoke And Announcement

Text 4 (wa)

Kiva Activities

Text 22 (wa)

Text 24 (ml)

Pilgrimage To Kiisiwu

Text 26 (ml)

Text 3a (wa)

Female Participation

Text 9b (lo)

Chapter Four The Mechanics Of The Marionette

Text 5a (wa)

Chapter Five The Sa'lakwmanawyat Ceremonial Performance

Text 2k (wa)

The Ceremonial Circuit (qöqöntinumya)

The Night Performance

Text 2f (wa)

Text 2d (wa)

Text 2h (wa)

Text 3c (wa)

Text 25 (ml)

Text 2b (wa)

Text 9c (lo)

The Songs

Text 6 (wa)

Setting-up Song

Dance Song

Grinding Song

Text 7 (wa)

Chapter Six Some Controversies

To Fast Or Not To Fast

Text 2j (wa)

Text 1 (wa, Recorded In English)

Text 3d (wa)

Text 11h (wa)

Text 17 (wa)

Life Is Not What It Used To Be

Text 3b (wa)

Text 3f (wa)

Text 33b (lo)

Text 33l (lo)

Text 9d (lo)

Text 16 (wa)

Chapter Seven The Koyemsihoya

The Origin Of The Koyemsihoya

Text 10a (lo)

Text 11a (wa)

Qualities And Characteristics Of The Koyemsihoya

Text 33a (lo)

Text 33e (lo)

Text 11b (wa)

Text 11g (wa)

Text 10b (lo)

Text 33h (lo)

Text 10d (lo)

Text 8b (do, Recorded In English)

Chapter Eight The Koyemsihoya Ceremonial Performance

The Mechanics

Text 11c (wa)

Text 11f (wa)

Text 11j (wa)

Text 11k (wa)

The Ceremonial And Its Songs

Text 11e (wa)

Text 18 (wa)

Text 111 (wa)

Text 30 (sy)

Text 31 (sy)

Setting-up Song

Dance Song

Dance Song (2)

A Mishap

Text 28 (sy)

Text 11g (wa)

A Controversy

Text 11d (wa)

Chapter Nine Paalölöqangw, Marriage, And Myth

The Paalölöqangw

Marriage And Wedding Rituals

The Paalölöqangw Myth

Text 27 (sy)

Chapter Ten The Paalölöqangw Ceremonial Performance

The Paalölöqangw Ceremonial At Walpi, First Mesa

Text 11l (wa)

The Paalölöqangw Ceremonial At Hotvela, Third Mesa

Text 23 (sy)

Text 13 (wa)

Text 34c (pu Interviewed By Th)

Chapter Eleven The Kuysiplölöqangw Ceremonial Performance

Text 11m (wa)

Text 34a (pu Interviewed By Th)

Chapter Twelve The Palakwayo Performance And The Povolhoyat

Text 14 (wa)

Text 34b (pu Interviewed By Th)

Chapter Thirteen The Kwavöhö Wunimanaya Night Dance

Text 15 (wa)

Part Two Hopi Texts In Chronological Sequence

Text One

Text Two

Text 2a

Text 2b

Text 2c

Text 2d

Text 2e

Text 2f

Text 2g

Text 2h

Text 21

Text 2j

Text 2k

Text 2l

Text Three

Text 3a

Text 3b

Text 3c

Text 3d

Text 3e

Text 3f

Text Four

Text Five

Text 5a

Text 5b

Text Six




Text Seven

Text Eight

Text Nine

Text 9a

Text 9b

Text 9c

Text 9d

Text 9e

Text Ten

Text 10a

Text 10b

Text 10c

Text 10d

Text Eleven

Text 11a

Text 11b

Text 11c

Text 11d

Text 11e

Text 11f

Text 11g

Text 11h

Text 11i

Text 11j

Text 11k

Text 11l

Text 11m

Text Twelve

Text Thirteen

Text Fourteen

Text Fifteen

Text Sixteen

Text Seventeen

Text Eighteen

Text Nineteen

Text 19a

Text 19b

Text Twenty

Text Twenty-one

Text Twenty-two

Text Twenty-three

Text Twenty-four

Text Twenty-five

Text Twenty-six

Text Twenty-seven

Text Twenty-eight

Text Twenty-nine

Text Thirty

Text Thirty-one


Tiitawi'at 1

Tiitawi'at 2

Text Thirty-two

Text Thirty-three

Text 33a

Text 33b

Text 33c

Text 33d

Text 33e

Text 33f

Text 33g

Text 33h

Text 33i

Text 33j

Text 33k

Text 33l

Text Thirty-four

Text 34a

Text 34b

Text 34c

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: Children of cottonwood: piety and ceremonialism in Hopi Indian puppetry

Published By: Original publisher Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. 1987. ix, 412 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Armin W. Geertz, Michael Lomatuway'ma ; illustrations bt Warren Namingha and Poul Norbo

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 Games (524); Drama (536); Mythology (773); Spirits and gods (776); Sacred objects and places (778); Organized ceremonial (796);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Puppet ceremonials are seldom discussed in the anthropological literature on the Hopi, and when they are, most concentrate on the better known Paalölöqangw ceremony. This document presents data on several other lesser known ceremonials, in addition to the Paalölöqangw, in which puppets play a significant dramatic role, e.g., the Sa'lakwmanawyat, Koyemsihoya, Kuysiplölöqangw, and Palakwayo ceremonies. This work is divided into two major parts, Part one provides an English translation (with annotations) of various Hopi texts dealing with the ceremonials mentioned above. These texts, compiled from interviews with Hopi informants, are arranged in numerical sequence starting with Text 1, Text 2, etc. This section describes the history of the puppets, their construction and function in the ceremonies, and associated songs and rituals. Part 2 consists of the original Hopi texts, arranged in numerical order corresponding to the sequence of texts in part one.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 55

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. nt09-055

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 and Hopi

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 377-390) and index

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1978-1979, 1982

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. John Beierle;1999

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). ca. 1900-1982

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Hopi Indians


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