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A masterpiece of Pueblo Indian mythology—now in a restored, definitive edition

In 1928, Edward Proctor Hunt, a Pueblo Indian man who was born in 1861 in the mesa-top village of Acoma, New Mexico and initiated into several secret societies only to later break with his peoples social and religious codes, recited his version of the origin myth of the Acoma Indians to Smithsonian Institution scholars. Hailed by many as the most accessible of all epic narratives recounting a classic Pueblo Indian story of creation, migration, and ultimate residence, the myth offers a unique window into Pueblo Indian cosmology and ancient history, revealing how a pre-modern society answered key existential questions and formed its customs. In this new edition, Peter Nabokov renders this important document into a clear sequence, adds excerpted material from the original storytelling sessions, and provides an introduction to Acoma Pueblo and information on the unusual life of the myths narrator.

Synopsis:

In this unique collection, some thirty Hopi elders reveal for the first time in written form the Hopi world-view.

About the Author

PETER NABOKOV is a professor of World Arts and Cultures and American Indian Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. An acclaimed scholar of Native American history, he is the author of Where the Lightning Strikes and edited the volume Native American Testimony.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Frederick H. Howell

Introduction

Part One. The Myths: Creation of the Four Worlds

1. Tokpela: The First World

2. Tokpa: The Second World

3. Kuskurza: The Third World

4. Túwaqachi: The Fourth World

5. Commentary: The Symbol of the Emergence

Part Two. The Legends: Migrations of the Clans

1. The Four Migrations

2. North to the Back Door

3. The Badger and the Sacred Spruce

4. Migrations of the Bird Clans

5. Wénima and the Short Rainbow

6. The Mysterious Red City of the South

7. The Journey of the Twins

8. The Snake and Lizard Clans

9. The Bow and Arrowshaft Clans

10. The Coyote-Swallow Race at Sikyatki

11. The Ancient Record

12. The Founding of Oraibi

13. Commentary: The Hopi Clan

Part Three. The Mystery Plays: The Ceremonial Cycle

1. Elemental Symbols

2. Wúwuchim

3. Soyál

4. The Kachina Night Dances

5. Powamu

6. The Road of Life

7. Niman Kachina

8. The Flute Ceremony

9. The Snake-Antelope Ceremony

10. Lakón, Márawu, and Owaqlt

11. The Ya Ya Ceremony

Part Four. The History: The Lost White Brother

1. The Coming of the Castillas

2. The Destruction of Awatovi

3. Arrival of the Americans

4. Westward March of Empire

5. The Betrayal of Lololma

6. A Test of Prophecy

7. The Split at Oraibi

8. The Imprisonment of Yukioma

9. The Indian Reorganization Act

10. The Flag Still Flies

11. Recommendations and Prophecies

Hopi Alphabet

Glossary

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140045277
Author:
Waters, Frank
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Nabokov, Peter
Author:
Hunt, Henry Wayne Wolf Robe
Author:
Parsons, Elsie Clews
Author:
Hunt, Wilbert Blue Sky Eagle
Author:
Hunt, Edward Proctor
Author:
White, Leslie A.
Author:
Stirling, Matthew W.
Location:
Harmondsworth, England ;
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Sociology, anthropology and archaeology
Subject:
North American
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Hopi Indians
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19770631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.06 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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