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    The Hopi And The Tlingit

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    seem rather peculiar and enigmatic. That is why we need to expose ourselves to these unfamiliar cultures to diminish this stigma. The Hopi and the Tlingit are two groups of people that live in very different physical, social, and cultural environments compared to Americans. They have unique traditions, spiritual rituals, and beliefs that we should learn about. The Hopi is an Indian tribe indigenous to Northeastern Arizona and New Mexico. They live in four different villages, those being: the Oraibi

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    Symbols of the Hopi Pottery

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    Symbols of the Hopi Pottery When most people look at a piece of pottery the first thing that comes to mind is the significance of the symbols and the stories behind these symbols. There are some symbols of Hopi pottery that have stories behind them and some that are symbols of either lost significance or the story is unknown. Some of the symbols we think of as symbols, are really the potters own design. Most people make the mistake that symbols and designs are the same thing, but in fact they

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    NAMPEYO - Hopi Potter

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    NAMPEYO - Hopi Potter Nampeyo, the best potter of her time, helped revitalize the original form of Hopi pottery, Sikyatki. She developed her style from the traditional bowls, pots, jars, and water carriers of the Tewa and Walpi people, which were the tribes of her parents. Although, Hopi pottery had survived through many generations, it was beginning to disappear during Nampeyo's youth. Nampeyo was credited for bringing the dying form of Sikyatki pottery back to life. She helped rekindle the

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    The Hopi Indians

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    The Hopi Indians In the southwestern United States, above northern Arizona, are three mesas. The mesas create the home for the Hopi Indians. The Hopi have a deeply religious, isolated, tribal culture with a unique history. The Hopi stress group cooperation. The tribe is organized around a clan system. In a clan system, all the members consider themselves relatives. The clans form a social glue that has held the Hopi villages together. Clan membership provides a singular Hopi identity. The

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    Navajo-Hopi Lande Dispute

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    Navajo-Hopi Lande Dispute When first considering the Navajo-Hopi land dispute as a topic of research, I anticipated a relatively light research paper discussing the local skirmishes between the two tribes. However, my research has yielded innumerable volumes of facts, figures and varying viewpoints on a struggle that has dominated the two tribes for over 100 years. The story is an ever-changing one, evolving from local conflict to forcible relocation to big business interests. The incredible

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    Hopi Tribe Essay

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    The Hopi American Indian tribe occupy northeastern Arizona, which is, and was their original location. Presently, the Hopi reservation is surrounded completely by the Navajo reservation. Hopi societies consist of unnamed phratries which are further divided into individual, named clans, and subdivided into households. Additionally, Hopi religion consists of cosmology and mythology. The Hopi people also rely on supernatural forces called kachinas who are essential for the manipulation and control

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    History Of Hopi Indian Potters

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    History Of Hopi Indian Potters Contact zones were described in Mary Louise Pratt’s article "Arts of the Contact Zone" as being those points in time in which different cultural groups came together. Positive influences between the groups lead to knowledge and understanding, whereas negative influences lead to conflict and miscomprehension. The history of the Hopi Indians is intertwined with the various contact zones between the Hopi Indians and other cultural groups. It is this series of contact

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    The Process of Hopi-Tewa Pottery Making

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    The Process of Hopi-Tewa Pottery Making When you look at a piece of art work, do you ever stop to wonder about the process involved or the person who actually created the piece? What about the time, preparation, and meticulous detail involved? Maybe you are the type of person who has knowledge of a particular artisan or type of art, but many of us enjoy art simply because it appeals to our individual tastes. In every house, apartment, and even dorm room, there surely exists one piece of art

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    A Southwestern Indian Culture Among Us Today: The Hopi Indians Did you know that the Ancient Indian people of the Southwestern United States have dated back to the year 10,000 BC? First appearing toward the end of the last Ice Age, they were the first “Americans.” (Noble, 1998) When Christopher Columbus arrived in the America’s in 1492 and seeing the people of this land for the first time, he thought that he had landed in India, thus giving them the name “Indians.” (Noble, 1998) However

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    The Hopi Indians use art in their everyday life from woven rugs to clay pots. Art is a very important aspect of the tribe’s life and each piece is said to have a story behind it. The Hopi tribe even has dances said to bring luck and prosper to the community. They also have a very unique piece of art that ties directly to their religion, kachinas mask and dolls. Kachinas are spirits and gods of the Hopi tribes. During the winter solstice until the ripening of corn these spirits are said to reside

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