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Roads In The Sky
The Hopi Indians In A Century Of Change

ISBN 9780813325118
Published April 13, 1995 by Routledge
403 Pages

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Book Description

Despite 100 years with the dominant American culture, Hopi culture today maintains continuity with its aboriginal roots while reflecting the impact of the 20th century.A compelling study of ?fourth worlders? coping with a powerful nation-state, this book depicts Hopi social organization, economy, religion, and politics as well as key events in the history of Hopi-U.S. relations.Hopis have used their culture and their sociopolitical structures to deal with change. Clemmer focuses on six major events in Hopi history: a factionalist schism that split the largest Hopi village, Oraibi, into 3 villages; the impact of the federal Indian Reorganization Act of 1934; the rise of a political movement known as ?traditionalism''; the story behind far-reaching oil and coal leases of the 1960s; the Hopi-Navajo land dispute; and the disappearance of ceremonial objects into private collections and museums.

Table of Contents

Preface -- A Note on Orthography -- Hopi Prophecy, the World System, and Modernization -- An Introduction to Hopi Society and Material Conditions -- Spaniards, Navajos, Mormons: 1540-1875 -- Hopi Culture on the Edge of the Twentieth Century -- The Oraibi Split of 1906 and the Great Transformation -- Reorganization: 1910-1945 -- The Rise of the Traditionalists: 1946-1977 -- Mineral Leasing, 1961-1989 -- The Hopi-Navajo Land Dispute: 1958-1993 -- Repatriation: The Present, the Future, and Beyond -- Conclusion: Hopi Society, the World System, and Modernization

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