The Hopis were expert farming people. 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.
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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|Executive Leadership (updated January 2021)||Contact Information:|
|Timothy L. Nuvangyaoma, Chairman||Address: PO Box 123|
|Clark W. Tenakhongva., Vice Chairman||Kykotsmovi, AZ 86039|
|Tribal Secretary (vacant)||Phone: 928-734-2441|
|Wilfred L. Gaseoma, Treasurer||Website: http://www.hopi-nsn.gov|
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.
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.
1: a member of an American Indian people of northeastern Arizona. 2: the Uto-Aztecan language of the Hopi people.
The Hopi Indians are the oldest Native American tribe in the World. Just like the Ancient Egyptians and Ancient Mayans, they trace the roots of their culture back to the lost civilization of Atlantis.
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.
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.
Once again, the Hopi were forced to fight to save their lands until finally they were forced onto the reservation in Black Mesa in 1882, where most of them still live today. Once on the reservation, the U.S. government spent years attempting to eradicate the Hopi culture and religion.
Hopi (Hopi: Hopílavayi) is a Uto-Aztecan language spoken by the Hopi people (a Puebloan group) of northeastern Arizona, United States.
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.
Navajo – Hopi Long Land Dispute. Cultural differences, a history of U.S. interference, expanding reservation populations, and Peabody Coal are responsible for the longstanding struggle between Navajo and Hopi tribes for certain land and resources.
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.