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HOPI (HOH-pee)

A Native American nation primarily living northeastern Arizona
Common clues: Kachina doll carver; Snake dancers; Navajo neighbor; Pueblo Indian; Shoshonean; Arizona Indian; Squashblossom tribe
Crossword puzzle frequency: 3 times a year
Frequency in English language: 70870 / 86800
News: Hopi Tribe urges U.S. to save Arizona Navajo coal plant from closing
Native American Indian Rock Art – Petroglyphs Pictograph

Before you take any decision, consider its effect on the next seven generations ~ Hopi Proverb

Hopi refers to a Native American nation who primarily live on the 1.5 million acre (6,000 km²) Hopi Reservation in northeastern Arizona. The reservation is surrounded by the Navajo reservation.

Thomas Moran, Hopi Village, Arizona,1916, Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, New York, August Heckscher Collection

A few Hopi live on the Colorado River Indian Reservation, on the Colorado River in western Arizona; for information, see Mohave.

The traditional Hopi are organized into matrilineal clans. When a man marries, the children from the relationship are members of his wife's clan. The Bear Clan is one of the more prominent clans.

The Hopi, more than most Native American peoples, retain and continue to practice their traditional ceremonial culture. However, like other tribes, they are severely impacted by the ambient American culture. Traditionally the Hopi were highly skilled subsistence farmers. With the installation of electricity and the necessity of having a motor vehicle and the other things which can be purchased, the Hopi have been moving into a cash economy with many people seeking and holding outside jobs as well as earning money from traditional crafts.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Hopi".