Many Hopi children are being raised in the language, a comprehensive Hopi-English dictionary has been published, and a group called the Hopi Literacy Project has focused its attention on promoting the language.
Frank Waters records a Hopi tradition that the Spanish did ignore a cornmeal line drawn by the Hopis and a short battle followed.
The Hopi are also shepherds of sheep (estimated at 56,000 in the first decade of the twentieth century) and goats, which were originally acquired through barter with the Spanish.
The Hopi are a Native American nation, the westernmost group of Pueblo Indians, who primarily live on the Hopi Reservation in northeastern Arizona.
The Hopi live primarily in terraced pueblo structures, clustered into a number of independent towns, most situated on high mesas.
When the Spanish tried to force Christianity upon them and eliminate their traditional beliefs and kachina worship, the normally peaceful Hopi resisted.
The idea that the Hopi were not to cross the Colorado or Rio Grande Rivers without permission is echoed in Frank Waters' work, although without mention of "three prophets.
Far in the north was a land of snow and ice which was called the Back Door, but this was closed to the Hopi.
Courlander explained that this version of the story is an attempt to amalgamate two conflicting Hopi traditions dealing with two female deities, Spider Grandmother and Huruing Wuhti ("Hard Being Woman").
The Hopi are known for their decorative skills in weaving, dyeing, and embroidering many textiles, such as kilts, belts, blankets, and ceremonial sashes.
Hopi tradition tells of sacred tablets which were imparted to the Hopi by various deities.
Two main versions exist as to the Hopi's emergence into the present (or Fourth) world.
The Hopi maintain a complex religious and mythological tradition stretching back over centuries.
Most versions have it that the Pahana or Elder Brother left for the east at the time that the Hopi entered the Fourth World and began their migrations.
The similarity of many aspects of Hopi religion to that of the Aztecs to the south strongly suggest the latter.
Detailed basket-weaving is still a source of pride and residual income for some Hopi, as well as other artistic mediums such as highly decorative religious masks, painted dolls, and mechanical toys.
Sacred animals are revered and acknowledged in the realism of the Hopi art.
The Hopi have been affected by missionary work carried out by several Christan denominationss and also by consumerism and alcoholism.
The other version (mainly told in Oraibi the oldest of the Hopi villages) has it that Tawa destroyed the Third World in a great flood.
Hopi legend tells that the current earth is the Fourth World to be inhabited by Tawa's creations.
Hopi is a concept deeply rooted in the culture's religion, spirituality, and its view of morality and ethics.
The traditional Hopi feared conversion and the sterilization of their culture and certain martyrs and rogue bands would attack and even kill missionaries on sight at times.
The Hopi believe that for six months out of the year, the Kachina spirits live in the Hopi villages.
Hopi is an Uto-Aztecan language spoken by the Hopi people of northeastern Arizona, although today some Hopi are monolingual English speakers.
The Hopi have much in their culture and mythology which emphasized the importance of the feminine.
A small amount of the cereal produced in the western world can be attributed to Hopi farms.
The name Hopi is a shortened form of what they call themselves, Hopi'sinom, or "People Who Live in the Correct Way."
The Hopi believe that these dances are vital for the continued harmony and balance of the world.
A few Hopi live on the Colorado River Indian Reservation on the Colorado River in western Arizona.
Most importantly, it was only men who could be initiated into the Kachina cults and perform the required dances and ceremonies which brought rain to the Hopi.
In 1990, it was estimated that over 5,000 other people could speak Hopi natively, at least 40 of them monolingual.
Over several days, however the Hopi warmed to them considerably, to the point of revealing the location of the Grand Canyon of Colorado.
Like the oral traditions of many other societies, Hopi mythology is not always told consistently and each Hopi mesa, or even each village, may have its own version of a particular story.
Despite the fact that relatively few people can speak Hopi, it is very unlikely that it will face the danger of extinction in the near future, as the language is making a comeback.
The traditional Hopi are organized into matrilineal clans.
Improved management can limit erosion using techniques like limiting disturbance during construction, avoiding construction during erosion prone periods, intercepting runoff, terrace-building, use of erosion suppressing cover materials and planting trees or other soil binding plants.
Among the Hopi, Kachina dolls are traditionally carved by the uncles and given to uninitiated girls at the Bean Dance (Spring Bean Planting Ceremony) and Home Dance Ceremony in the summer.
The Hopi managed to survive the centuries of tumult and war, and still thrive today in many parts of the southwestern states.
Upon their arrival in the Fourth World, the Hopis divided and went on a series of great migrations throughout the land.
One account has it that the Hopi realized that the Spanish were not the Pahana based upon the destruction of a Hopi town by the Spanish.
The Hopi have generally maintained their culture, which is based on a mythology of their origin, spiritual beliefs, and a cycle of religious ceremonies.
One story has it that it was Masauwu who helped settle the Hopi at Oraibi and gave them stewardship over the land.
The child may use any of these names or may use a non-Hopi name.
The expedition moved on to the Hopi villages, with the expectation that this region might contain the wealthy Cнbola.
Traditionally, the Hopi are highly skilled micro or subsistence farmers.
Traditionally, Hopis are buried facing eastward in expectation of the Pahana who will come from that direction.
The Hopi were led on their migrations by various signs, or were helped along by Spider Woman.
Initiation into Hopi society is intimately tied to the Kachinas.
Upon investigation, they met the Kachinas who returned with the Hopi to their villages and taught them various forms of agriculture.
Notable early Spanish settlements included the Walpi, Mishongnovi, and Shongopovi villages, which eventually became abandoned and then eradicated by the incensed Hopi.
To the Hopi, kachinas are supernatural beings who represent and have charge over various aspects of the natural world.
The Hopi observe their traditional ceremonies for the benefit of the entire world.
Most Hopi accounts of creation center around Tawa, the Sun Spirit.