Early European contact, 1540–1680 Spanish General Francisco Vásquez de Coronado went to North America to explore the land. While at the Zuni villages, he learned of the Hopi tribe. Coronado dispatched Pedro de Tovar and other members of their party to find the Hopi villages.
The first Hopi-European contact was in the early 1500s when Spanish General Francisco Vásquez de Coronado and his soldiers came to America looking for the legendary seven cities of gold. From around 1540-1680, the Hopi had multiple visits from Spaniards, including missionaries and catholic friars.
Thought to have migrated north out of Mexico around 500 B.C., the Hopi have always lived in the Four Corners area of the United States. In the beginning, they were a hunting and gathering group divided into numerous small bands that lived in pit houses.
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.
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.
By the late 1800s, US Indian agents wanted to send the Hopi children to boarding schools, but realized they had no jurisdiction because the Hopi villages were not on established Indian reservation land. On December 16, 1882, President Chester A. Arthur established the Hopi Reservation by Executive Order.
1 as newly elected Hopi Chairman Timothy L. Nuvangyaoma and Vice Chairman Clarke W. Tenakhongva were sworn into office.
The names of the most famous chiefs of the Hopi included Chief Dan and Chief Tuba. The Hopi tribe are famous for their beliefs that encompassed the Kachina dolls and the Hopi Prophecy.
The Hopi are a Native American tribe who primarily live on the Hopi Reservation in northeastern Arizona. The current tribal officers are:
The Hopi are deeply religious people who live by an ethic of peace and goodwill. They have worked very hard to retain their culture, language, and religion, despite outside influences. They are widely known for their crafts—pottery, silver overlay, and baskets.
The Hopi prayer feather symbol is a representation of trust, strength, wisdom, freedom, and honor.
Hopi language, a North American Indian language of the Uto-Aztecan family, spoken by the Hopi people of northeastern Arizona.
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.
Hopi Indians are known for their woven items, Kachina dolls, and pottery. Hopi arts and crafts that came into being in ancient times and that are still being produced today are pottery, basketry, and textiles. They still play roles in everyday and ceremonial life, but they now also are made for commercial purposes.