Book of the Hopi

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Penguin Books, 1977 - History - 345 pages
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In this strange and wonderful book, thirty elders of the ancient Hopi tribe of Northern Arizona--a people who regard themselves as the first inhabitants of America--freely reveal the Hopi worldview for the first time in written form. The Hopi kept this view a secret for countless centuries, and anthropologists have long struggled to understand it. Now they record their myths and legends, and the meaning of their religious rituals and ceremonies, as a gift to future generations. Here is a reassertion of a rhythm of life we have tragically repressed; and a reminder that we must attune ourselves to the need for inner change if we are to avert a cataclysmic rupture between our minds and hearts.

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User Review  - figre - LibraryThing

This book is one of the classics of anthropological research. It is one of the few complete resources you will find on the Hopi mythologies, including how that mythology leads to the lives they live ... Read full review

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User Review  - drjvrichardsonjr - LibraryThing

Recommended by my native American friend as an excellent source for understanding the historical and religious views of the ancestral puebloans. Read full review

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The First World
3
The Second World
12
The Third World
17
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About the author (1977)

Since he began his writing career in 1935, Frank Waters has published many books, among them "The Man Who Killed the Deer," "The Colorado in the Rivers of America" series, "Book of the Hopi," and "Mexico Mystique,"

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