Hopi "hope-ee"
Southwest Culture

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Hopi people lived in adobe houses, which are multi-story house complexes made of adobe (clay and straw baked into hard bricks) and stone. Each adobe unit was home to one family, like a modern apartment. Hopi people used ladders to reach the upstairs apartments. A Hopi adobe house contains dozens of units and was often home to an entire extended clan.

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external image woodbead.gifWhat was Hopi transportation like in the days before cars? Did they paddle canoes?
No--the Hopi Indians weren't coastal people, and rarely traveled by river. Originally they just walked. There were no horses in North America until colonists brought them over from Europe, so the Hopis used dogs pulling travois (a kind of drag sled) to help them carry heavy loads. Once Europeans brought horses to America, the Hopis could travel more quickly than before.
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The Hopis were expert farming people. They planted butts of corn, beans, and squash, as well as cotton and tobacco, and raised turkeys for their meat. Hopi men also hunted deer, antelope, and small game, while women gathered nuts, fruits, and herbs. Favorite Hopi recipes included hominy, baked beans, soups, and different types of cornbread.

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Kachina Dolls
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Hopi Music
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Fifth Grade Projects

Hopi: Chets Creek Pow Wow

Chets Creek Cardboard People

Chets Creek Family Adobe Houses

Hopi at the Chets Creek Pow wow