Old Oraibi : a study of the Hopi Indians of Third Mesa /
|Author / Creator:||Titiev, Mischa, 1901-1978|
|Edition:||University of New Mexico Press ed.|
|Imprint:||Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 1992.|
|Description:||xvii, 277 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.|
|Subject:||Hopi Indians -- Social life and customs|
Hopi Indians -- Religion
Hopi Indians -- Religion.
Hopi Indians -- Social life and customs.
|URL for this record:||http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/1341476|
According to their own mythology, the Hopis emerged into the present world through an opening in the earth, or sipapu . Archaeological evidence indicates that at the very least they are direct descendants of the earliest Southwest peoples.
Long considered an ethnographic classic, Old Oraibi is as detailed a picture of Hopi religion as can be shown by an outsider. First published in 1944, it sensitively considers kinship, social organization, ceremonialism, and other lifeways of one of the most fascinating American Indian cultures, both before and after the 1906 schism between Traditionals and Progressives.
|Item Description:||Originally published: Cambridge, Mass. : Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, 1944. (Papers of the Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University ; vol. 22, no. 1).|
|Physical Description:||xvii, 277 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.|
|Bibliography:||Includes bibliographical references and index.|