Holes in the ground and a cane to climb

In this, the second post for today, we will look at the origin story of the Hopi tribe.

Hopi tribe butterfly dance

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

Snake Dance

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.

Grand canyon

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