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Introduction - (SLL-ShaneG)
This wiki takes place on the Hopi indian tribe of the southwest. The Hopi tribe lived in Arizona in places very far out from cities we have today. The Hopi built houses out of sand that was made into brick called adobe. The word hopi means (the peaceful people). The Hopi lived on the far corner of Arizona.
Habitat/Homes - (OSL-Dennis)
The Hopi tribe lived in Northeast Arizona on the end of Black Mesa. A mesa is a three-sided hill with flat sides that’s made up of a quarter rocks. On the top of the mesa is the Hopi village. The Hopi make their houses out of sand, stone, and mud and the homes are called pueblos. The Hopi lived on all 3 sides of the mesa. The Hopi’s summers were hot and winters were cold.
The Hopi tribe’s clothes depend on what they did. The Hopi's clothes were made up of flowers and were painted. The Hopi men didn’t wear much, only man skirts. And women wore dresses down to the knee made of cotton.
Food - (SLL-ShaneG)
This is how the Hopi people got food...
The Hopi tribe's food was made and gotten by farming, growing turkeys, hunting deer, and antelope. The Hopi tribe's women got food by planting food and collecting herbs.
White tailed deer
The Hopi tribe grew corn, squash, and beans. Hopi women got herbs from natural plants that grew in there nation.The hopi men usualy did all the hunting if not all the time. Not only did the Hopi tribe grow food and eat corn and turkey, but they also ate buff and plants from the nature around them. They got their food by shooting animals with bows and setting traps.
Here is a recipe I found online.
Title: Hopi Corn Stew
Categories: Native, Pixel
1 c ground goat meat (or beef) 2 c green corn, cut from cobs
1 sm sweet green pepper, chopped 1 c summer squash, cubed
1 tb whole wheat flour
Salt (to taste)
Fry meat in a little fat (shortening or cooking oil) until brown. Add
rest of ingredients (except flour) and cover with water. Simmer until vegetables
are almost tender. Stir 2 tb cooking water with 1 tb whole wheat flour, return
to cook pot, simmer five more minutes while stirring. Add blue corn meal
dumplings if desired (recipe also on this website)
This recipe was taken from this website:
Women were in charge of the household, the family (families were traced back by their mothers), preparing food, and the house.
Men were in charge of performing ceremonies, politics, and agriculture. Men were generally always leaders and warriors and they were in charge of weaving.
Hopi culture included mainly storytelling, music, artwork, and traditional medicine.
There was a hairstyle called “Butterfly Whorls” which meant that the women who wore it was old enough to marry.
“Kivas” were religious rooms under a house that they used for a 100 years. Climbing down the ladder on the south end is a bench on which spectators sit. In the center was a fire pit. On the north end was a hole in the floor as a reminder of “sipapy”. Sipapy is the entrance to the Hopi "Underworld".
When a child was born, it was given a special blanket and a perfect ear of corn. It was then taken to the edge of a cliff, and when the sunlight hit the child, then was given a name.
There were omens that are called “Kachinas” that are thought to bring rain and good things to the Hopi people. They made Kachina dolls out of their tools for play for younger ones. They had ceremonies for the Kachinas.
A dance for rain that happened annually was the “Hopi Snake Dance”. To find out more about the dance, go
Children did what they usually do now;go to school, play with dolls and games and they have chores around the house. They had little time to play and more chores than now, but they still played.
Tool and Weapons - (SLL-CarsonW)
The Hopi tribe used bows and arrows and spears. They made these from their own tools and resources. They mostly used them for war against the Navajo and Spanish, but occaisinally they went on small rabbit hunts. They did that by tossing sharpened sticks.
They used some traditional tools such as spindles and looms to weave clothing. A special tool they used were pump drills for drilling tiny holes in beads such as turquoise for necklaces. Since they were farmers, they used wooden farm implaments for farming.
Methods of transportation were few. They walked almost everywhere, using travois pulled by dogs for heavy loads. Later on, when the Spanish came, they started becoming master horse riders, which was a quicker and easier way of transportation.
Hopi man shooting a bow.
Miscellaneous Facts - (all group members)
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