The Fourth World of the Hopis

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UNM Press, 1971 - History - 239 pages
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Here the noted folklorist brings together traditional accounts of epic events and adventures in the life of Hopi clans and villages, from legendary to historical times. The setting of these various adventures and events is not the Southwest as we know it today, but a vast and largely unpeopled wilderness in which clans and families wandered in search of a final living place, and in search of their collective identity. Notes, a pronunciation guide, and a glossary enhance the reader's appreciation of the text.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
7
The Coming of the Hopis
9
Map of the Hopi Country
14
The Four Worlds
17
The Migrations
32
The Lamehva People
43
The Destruction of Palatkwapi
56
HOMOLOVI AND THE JOURNEY NORTHWARD
72
Judgment by Fire at Pivanhonkapi 33
135
The Antelope Boy of Shongopovi 39
139
The Races Between Payupki and Tikuvi
147
The Castillas at Oraibi 58
159
The Arrival of the Tewas
164
The Destruction of Awatovi
175
The Navajo Attack on Oraibi
185
The Founding of Moencopi
191

The Snake and Horn People
82
Pakabva and the Kachinas
96
Maski the Land of the Dead
101
The Lalakon Dance at Shongopovi
111
The Dispersal from Sikyatki
118
The Flight from Huckovi
127
The Breakup of Oraibi
195
Notes on Narrators and Informants
201
Notes on the Stories
203
Glossary and Pronunciation Guide
231
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Harold Courlander (1908-1996) was the author of The Fourth World of the Hopi, also available from UNM Press, and many other books.

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