Hopi Indian Research

Hopi (contraction of Hópitu, ‘peaceful ones,’ or Hópitu-shínumu, ‘peaceful all people': their own name). A body of Indians, speaking a Shoshonean dialect, occupying 6 pueblos on a reservation of 2,472,320 acres in north east Arizona. The name “Moqui,” or “Moki,” by which they have been popularly known, means ‘dead’ in their own language, but as

Hopi Tribe


Hopi Indian Archeology

Hopi Indian Archeology

Hopi Indian Characteristics and Customs

Hopi Indian Characteristics and Customs

Hopi Indian Mythology

Hopi Indian Mythology

Hopi Social Organization

Hopi Social Organization

Asa Tribe

Asa (Tansy: mustard), A phratral organization of the Hopi, comprising the Chakwaina (Black Earth kachina), Asa  Kwingyap (Oak), Hosboa (Chapparal cock) , Posiwu (Magpie), Chisro (Snow bunting), Puchkohu (Boomerang hunting-stick), and Pisha (Field-mouse) clans. In early days this people lived near Abiquiu, in the Chama River region of New Mexico, at a village called Kaekibi,

Hopi Indians

Hopi Indians.  Contracted from their own name Hópitu, “peaceful ones,” or Hópitu-shinumu, “peaceful all people.” Also called: A-ar-ke, or E-ar’-ke, Apache name, signifying “live high up on top of the mesas.” Ah-mo-kfii, Zuni name. Ai-yah-kfn-nee, Navaho name. A’-mu-kwi-kwe, Zuni name, signifying “smallpox people.” Asay or Osay, by Bustamante and Gallegos (1582). Bokeaf, Sandia Tiwa name.

Hopi Indian Bands, Gens and Clans

Many tribes have sub-tribes, bands, gens, clans and phratry.  Often very little information is known or they no longer exist.  We have included them here to provide more information about the tribes. Aiyaho (a red-topped plant). A Zuni clan, by tradition originally a part of the Asa people who afterward became Hopi. Ala-Lengya (horn-flute). A

Indian Etiquette

The interior of most native dwellings was without complete partitions, yet each member of the family had a distinct space, which was as inviolable as a separate apartment enclosed by walls. In this space the personal articles of the occupant were stored in packs and baskets, and here his bed was spread at night. Children

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