The meat diet included rabbits, deer, prairie dog, and quail. Corn was and is still of great importance to the Hopi. In ancient times it provided a stable, nutritious food supply. The Hopi are known for their “piki” bread which is made of a thin blue corn flour gruel cooked into paper-thin sheets.
Originally, Hopi men didn’t wear much clothing– only breechcloths or short kilts (men’s skirts ). Hopi women wore knee -length cotton dresses called mantas. A manta fastened at a woman’s right shoulder, leaving her left shoulder bare.
The Tribe relies on groundwater resources for ceremonial use and domestic drinking water  and is reliant on the N aquifer. Ideally, the Tribe could access Colorado River water to supplement their groundwater resources. Both tribes draw on the N aquifer but the Hopi Tribe relies on the aquifer almost exclusively.
The Hopi tribe lived in adobe houses also known as pueblos that were suitable for the warm dry climate in which they lived. The Adobe, or pueblo homes, were multi-story houses made of adobe (clay and straw baked into hard bricks).
The Hopi are widely known for their spirituality and beliefs rooted in Animism. They believe in powerful ancestral spirits or deities called Kachinas. They can be animals or natural elements that possess the magical power of healing, bringing rainfall, and protecting the Hopi tribe.
“We see corn as the gift of the spirit being that rules this world as the caretaker of corn,” says Kuwanwisiwma. “He gave us corn to be our soul. Hopi corn survives because our religion is still strong and our values are important to us.”
The Hopi religion is very complex. They have a very developed belief system with many gods and spirits; this includes Earth Mother, Sky Father, the Sun, the Moon, kachinas (invisible spirits of life), and Masaw (the world’s guardian spirit).
Kachina, Hopi katsina, in traditional religions of the Pueblo Indians of North America, any of more than 500 divine and ancestral spirit beings who interact with humans. Each Pueblo culture has distinct forms and variations of kachinas. Hopi kachina of Laqán, the squirrel spirit.
The Hopi Tribe is a sovereign nation located in northeastern Arizona. The reservation occupies part of Coconino and Navajo counties, encompasses more than 1.5 million acres, and is made up of 12 villages on three mesas. It is our hope that this website will provide current and useful information about the Hopi Tribe.
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The Hopi call themselves “Hopituh Shi-nu-mu,” meaning “The Peaceful People” or “Peaceful Little Ones.” Like many Native American tribes, the Hopi are organized into clans, focusing on the matrilineal lines will help those searching for Hopi ancestors.
Hopi (Hopi: Hopílavayi) is a Uto-Aztecan language spoken by the Hopi people (a Puebloan group) of northeastern Arizona, United States.