I had to do a report on Native Americans.  This is my report on the Hopi Tribe from the South West.


The Hopi

                The Hopi are a tribe in the Southwest United States.  They live in Arizona.  The name Hopi is a shortened form of Hopituh Shi-nu -mu, which means “The Peaceful People.”

                Hopi clothing is different than what we wear today.  The women wore knee length cotton dresses fastened at left shoulder, leaving the right shoulder bare. The men only wore long rectangular pieces of deerskin or kilts (skirts). On their feet they wore deerskin moccasins.

The customs of the Hopi are very interesting.  They speak a different language and it’s called Shoshone.  The women cook and weave cloth and baskets.  The men harvest and plant.  They also have a traditional dance called the Butterfly Dance.  The girls wear headdresses and the boys wear lose shirts.  They dance for rain, long lives, and good health.

The Hopi used materials that were easily available to build their homes. The Hopi lived in northern Arizona.  They live in 11 villages on 3 mesas in pueblos.  Pueblos are made of stones and mud.  Underground chambers were built in the villages for men to get together.

I think the Hopi tribe is very interesting.  Their shelter, clothing, and customs are very different than what we use and do today.  I would like to visit Arizona to see the place were they live. 

References

"Southwest Indians." PurpleHawks's Nest. Web. 20 Nov. 2011. <http://www.impurplehawk.com/apache2.html>.

"Facts for Kids: Hopi Indians (Hopis)." Orrin's Website. Web. 20 Nov. 2011. <http://www.bigorrin.org/hopi_kids.htm>.

"HOPI INDIANS." Mac OS X Server. Web. 20 Nov. 2011. <http://inkido.indiana.edu/w310work/romac/hopi.htm>.

"Hopi Summer Traditions - The Butterfly Dance - Arizona State Museum." Home - Arizona State Museum - The University of Arizona. Web. 20 Nov. 2011.

Photo credit:  Flickr/Marion Brite
 


Comments

Jayne Wenner Brown
12/23/2011 14:07

Excellent report Abby! Maybe someday we can go visit the Hopi together!

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12/23/2011 14:09

Great job! You did fantastic! I love your references!!!

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Molly Myers
12/23/2011 14:10

Wow. So interesting. I learned a lot but, as with all good learning, I have even more questions. I wonder what the Butterfly Dance looks like What do the men do in the underground part? Are women allowed?

Thanks for sparking my curiosity.

Molly Myers-Chicago

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minhaaj
12/23/2011 14:13

Very nice! Keep on the good work.

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12/23/2011 14:54

Abby, you did a fantastic job! The Hopi certainly do have a very interesting history. I hope that you get to visit that area soon.

Mr. Dunk
Manvel TX USA

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Marvin
12/23/2011 14:58

Abby should be in High School. She's much brighter than most of those kids.What a great story and so well written. I am so proud of you...

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Herron5
12/23/2011 16:37

Well written Abby! May I use to inspire my sixth graders in their publishings?

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Marita
12/23/2011 17:22

Excellent work! Great research! Well written! We should plan a trip to Arizona!

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12/23/2011 23:12

Good job listing your references! I'm going to share this with my 3rd graders.

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Tammy
12/24/2011 04:31

Great job Abby. Your report was very informative.

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Brett Soskil
12/24/2011 06:53

Very well written and great information.... You always teach me something new with your posts... Keep your thirst for knowledge going... It will take you to great places!

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Larry Tapia
12/24/2011 07:45

Good job Abby!. In 2009 I visited the cliff dwellings in Colorado which were built by the Anasazi. This entire tribe disappeared somewhat mysteriously long ago (and they left behind lots of interesting drawings which are similar to the ones that the Hopi made). They lived long before the Hopi came, the Hopi called them "The Ancient Ones".


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leah hearn
12/29/2011 09:05

cool report abby. we should go sometime. id like to go. would int you i wish we were in the same group as murphy ): but theres nothing you can do
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(p.s. @tchlrn-ak)

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leah
12/29/2011 09:07

on the last one it is sopousped to be (p.s. who is @tchlrn-ak) sorry):

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12/31/2011 01:56

nice post

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Eli
01/17/2012 18:01

I like your blog. You put a lot of detail into it Abby.

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01/26/2012 13:01

THX for info

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01/28/2012 20:53

will come back soon

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Maddy
02/16/2012 04:49

Nice info

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good post

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03/23/2012 20:17

THX for info

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Good article dude

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05/13/2012 00:02

Fine article bro

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07/12/2012 15:51

nice post

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09/25/2012 01:16

Great blog.

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mason
11/12/2012 15:57

awsome websight

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mason
11/12/2012 16:05

.Your blog is giving me good ideas for my native american prodject.

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paige
11/12/2012 16:08

COOL with a capitle C!

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Ivoneth
12/11/2012 20:05

your blog gave me really go info for my prodject. Ps. cool


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