The Book Of The Hopi

Paperback | June 30, 1977

byFrank Waters

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In this unique collection, some thirty Hopi elders reveal for the first time in written form the Hopi world-view.

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In this unique collection, some thirty Hopi elders reveal for the first time in written form the Hopi world-view.

Frank Waters was born in July 1902 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is an author of novels and historical works about the American Southwest. His first novel after college was entitled Fever Pitch (1930). He then wrote a series of autobiographical novels beginning with The Wild Earth's Nobility (1935). In 1936, Waters left L.A. and mo...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:June 30, 1977Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140045279

ISBN - 13:9780140045277

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Frederick H. Howell
Introduction
Part One. The Myths: Creation of the Four Worlds
1. Tokpela: The First World
2. Tokpa: The Second World
3. Kuskurza: The Third World
4. Túwaqachi: The Fourth World
5. Commentary: The Symbol of the Emergence

Part Two. The Legends: Migrations of the Clans
1. The Four Migrations
2. North to the Back Door
3. The Badger and the Sacred Spruce
4. Migrations of the Bird Clans
5. Wénima and the Short Rainbow
6. The Mysterious Red City of the South
7. The Journey of the Twins
8. The Snake and Lizard Clans
9. The Bow and Arrowshaft Clans
10. The Coyote-Swallow Race at Sikyatki
11. The Ancient Record
12. The Founding of Oraibi
13. Commentary: The Hopi Clan
Part Three. The Mystery Plays: The Ceremonial Cycle
1. Elemental Symbols
2. Wúwuchim
3. Soyál
4. The Kachina Night Dances
5. Powamu
6. The Road of Life
7. Niman Kachina
8. The Flute Ceremony
9. The Snake-Antelope Ceremony
10. Lakón, Márawu, and Owaqlt
11. The Ya Ya Ceremony
Part Four. The History: The Lost White Brother
1. The Coming of the Castillas
2. The Destruction of Awatovi
3. Arrival of the Americans
4. Westward March of Empire
5. The Betrayal of Lololma
6. A Test of Prophecy
7. The Split at Oraibi
8. The Imprisonment of Yukioma
9. The Indian Reorganization Act
10. The Flag Still Flies
11. Recommendations and Prophecies
Hopi Alphabet
Glossary