No–the Hopi Indians weren’t coastal people, and rarely traveled by river. Originally they just walked. There were no horses in North America until colonists brought them over from Europe, so the Hopis used dogs pulling travois (a kind of drag sled) to help them carry heavy loads.
They planted crops of corn, beans, and squash, as well as cotton and tobacco, and raised turkeys for their meat. Hopi men also hunted deer, antelope, and small game, while women gathered nuts, fruits, and herbs. Favorite Hopi meals to eat included hominy, baked beans, soups, and different types of cornbread.
The Hopi did not paint their faces or bodies except for special religious ceremonies. The ceremonies of the Hopi tribe were elaborate in nature, and in the famous “snake-dance” the performers carry live rattlesnakes in their mouths. The Tapuat is the Hopi symbol for mother earth which depicts a maze.
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.
1: a member of an American Indian people of northeastern Arizona. 2: the Uto-Aztecan language of the Hopi people.
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.
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.
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 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).
The Navajo and Hopi tribes have occupied the same territory for centuries, though Navajos tended to be more nomadic sheepherders and Hopis mostly resided on three mesas towering above the surrounding desert. In 1882, President Chester Arthur designated 2.4 million acres in Arizona for the Hopi Tribe and other Indians.
Hopi World Symbol: This symbol signifies world to the Hopi The “cosmic cross” or four bars represent north, south, east and west correspond to the outermost points on the horizon where the sun passes through the year; the solstice and equinox points.
Who were the enemies of the Hopi Tribe? Although a peace loving nation the Hopi tribe was subjected to frequent raids by the Navajo tribe and occasionally the Apache. The encroachment by the Spanish came in 1540 with the expedition of Francisco Vasquez de Coronado.