Book of the Hopi

ISBN-10: 0140045279

ISBN-13: 9780140045277

Edition: 1978

Authors: Frank Waters
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Description: In this strange and wonderful book, thirty elders of the ancient Hopi tribe of Northern Arizona -- a people who regard themselves as the first inhabitants of America -- freely reveal the Hopi worldview for the first time in written form. The Hopi kept this view a secret for countless centuries, and anthropologists have long struggled to understand it. Now they record their myths and legends, and the meaning of their religious rituals and ceremonies, as a gift to future generations. Here is a reassertion of a rhythm of life we have disastrously tried to ignore and instincts we have tragically repressed; and a reminder that we must attune ourselves to the need for inner change if we are to avert a cataclysmic rupture between our minds and hearts. Book jacket.

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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 1978
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/30/1977
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Foreword
Introduction
The Myths: Creation of the Four Worlds
Tokpela: The First World
Tokpa: The Second World
Kuskurza: The Third World
Tuwaqachi: The Fourth World
Commentary: The Symbol of the Emergence
The Legends: Migrations of the Clans
The Four Migrations
North to the Back Door
The Badger and the Sacred Spruce
Migrations of the Bird Clans
Wenima and the Short Rainbow
The Mysterious Red City of the South
The Journey of the Twins
The Snake and Lizard Clans
The Bow and Arrowshaft Clans
The Coyote-Swallow Race at Sikyatki
The Ancient Record
The Founding of Oraibi
Commentary: The Hopi Clan
The Mystery Plays: The Ceremonial Cycle
Elemental Symbols
Wuwuchim
Soyal
The Kachina Night Dances
Powamu
The Road of Life
Niman Kachina
The Flute Ceremony
The Snake-Antelope Ceremony
Lakon, Marawu, and Owaqlt
The Ya Ya Ceremony
The History: The Lost White Brother
The Coming of the Castillas
The Destruction of Awatovi
Arrival of the Americans
Westward March of Empire
The Betrayal of Lololma
A Test of Prophecy
The Split at Oraibi
The Imprisonment of Yukioma
The Indian Reorganization Act
The Flag Still Flies
Recommendations and Prophecies
Hopi Alphabet
Glossary
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