In this, the second post for today, we will look at the origin story of the Hopi tribe.
It will bring into play some landscape features many more will recognize than the Superstition Mountains. Here is an excerpt from the manuscript the story was obtained from. It has a bit of a story in it itself.
‘Hapitu or Hopi meaning the “peaceful ones” were the only Shoshones to adopt a Pueblo culture
located on the Three Mesas in Northeastern Arizona.
Their first European contact was the Spanish explorer Coronado in 1540. In 1598, the government of New Mexico territory made them swear allegiance to the king of Spain. In 1529, a Franciscan Mission was established at several Hopi settlements however, they were destroyed in 1680 at the general Pueblo uprising. The present Hopin reservation became a reality by presidential order on December 16, 1882.
The performance of their spectacular Snake Dance attracts a huge public
and they remain one of the largest and best known of the North American tribes. ‘
With that, we will delve deep into the world and see where our friends the Hopi came from.