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.
With corn as the main basic food for Hopi, there are numerous ways it can be prepared, not just for ceremonial purposes, but for everyday consumption.
Traditional Hopi foods include: Corn, squash, beans, onions, pumpkins, sunflowers, Bee balm – used for seasoning, Cinchweed – used for seasoning, Cactus fruits, Wild potatoes, Wild greens, Piñon nuts. The men were hunters of the tribe and would provide their families with what ever meat they could find.
Many Hopi children like to go hunting and fishing with their fathers. In the past, Indian kids had more chores and less time to play in their daily lives, just like colonial children. But they did have dolls, toys, and games to play.
The Hopi are a Native American tribe who primarily live on the Hopi Reservation in northeastern Arizona. As of the 2010 census, there are 19,338 Hopi in the United States. The Hopi Tribe is a sovereign nation within the United States and has government-to-government relations with the United States federal government.
The Hopi religion is very complex. It has 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).
One of the Hopi ceremonies involves carrying live rattlesnakes in their mouths and performing the ‘snake dance’. Before the Europeans arrived in North America with horses the Hopi relied on dogs to pull sleds when they needed to transport heavy loads. The Hopi originally lived in adobe houses.
The return of the sun to the winter house is celebrated by the Soyal ceremony. The Soyal katsina appears in the village to “open” the kivas (underground ceremonial houses) and to allow the return of the other Katsinam. In the Hopi lunar month of Powamuya (February), the sixteen-day Powamu ceremony (Bean Dance) is held.
The Hopi Tribe is a sovereign nation located in northeastern Arizona. Over the centuries we have survived as a tribe, and to this day have managed to retain our culture, language and religion despite influences from the outside world.
Hopi language, a North American Indian language of the Uto-Aztecan family, spoken by the Hopi people of northeastern Arizona.
If you’d like to know an easy Hopi word, “ha’u” (sounds a little like hah-uh) means “hello” in Hopi.
The Hopi prayer feather symbol is a representation of trust, strength, wisdom, freedom, and honor.
The Hopi people trace their history in Arizona to more than 2,000 years, but their history as a people goes back many more thousands of years. According to their legends, the Hopi migrated north to Arizona from the south, up from what is now South America, Central America and Mexico.
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. They will allow themselves to be seen by a community if its men properly perform a traditional ritual while wearing kachina masks and other regalia.
The Hopi language comes from the Uto-Aztecan language family and is related to Shoshone, Comanche and Nahuatl, the language of the Aztecs. The Navajo language comes from the Athapaskan language family and is related to the languages of the Cibecue and Tonto Apaches and languages spoken in California, Alaska and Canada.
The oldest tribe in North America would be the one that produced the Clovis culture, named after Clovis, New Mexico, which featured very distinctive spear heads known as the Clovis point.