Sun Chief: The Autobiography of a Hopi Indian

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Yale University Press, 1942 - Biography & Autobiography - 460 pages
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The story of Don C. Talayesva, the Sun Chief, who was born and reared until the age of ten as a Hopi Indian, and then trained as a white man until he was twenty. Although torn between two worlds and cultures, he returned to Hopiland and readopted all the tribal customs. This is his autobiography, written for Leo Simmons, a white man who was a clan brother.
 

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Review: Sun Chief: The Autobiography of a Hopi Indian

User Review  - Michael - Goodreads

I read this book because I have also been to Oraibi. I had read in an Arizona travel guide about the Hopi communities on the Three Mesas. So I drove across the mesas to Oraibi. I had read that not so ... Read full review

Review: Sun Chief: The Autobiography of a Hopi Indian

User Review  - Kim Lovering - Goodreads

One of my absolute favorite books. I need to make time to reread it. Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION The Project and the Procedure
1
The Hopi in Oraibi
10
Autobiography
23
Twins Twisted into One
25
Childhood Crises and Early Memories
35
Learning to Live
51
Mischief and Discipline
70
School on the Reservation
88
Clowning and the Bean Ceremony
179
Magic and Marriage
198
Subsistence in the Desert
224
Prosperity and Adversity
258
Changes in Family Life
296
New Crises
328
Life Goes On
362
APPENDIX A An Example of Situational Analysis
401

School off the Reservation
114
The Return to Hopiland
135
The Making of a Man
157
Identification of Dons Relatives
437
INDEX
457
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