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Interview with a Hopi Elder from the Hopi Reservation in Arizona about his Vision and Wisdom. A short film by Ken Thornton

 The Hopi are a federally recognized tribe of Native American people, who primarily live on the 2,531.773 sq mi (6,557.26 km2) Hopi Reservation in northeastern Arizona. As of 2010, there were 18,327 Hopi in the United States, according to the 2010 census. The Hopi language is one of the 30 of the Uto-Aztecan language family.

The Hopi Reservation is entirely surrounded by the much larger Navajo Reservation. The two nations used to share the Navajo–Hopi Joint Use Area, but this was a source of conflict. The partition of this area, commonly known as Big Mountain, by Acts of Congress in 1974 and 1996, has also resulted in long-term controversy.

The Hopi have always viewed their land as sacred. Agriculture is a very important part of their culture, and their villages are spread out across the northern part of Arizona. The Hopi and the Navajo did not have a conception of land being bounded and divided.


They lived on the land that their ancestors did. On December 16, 1882 President Arthur passed an executive order creating a reservation for the Hopi. It was much smaller than the Navajo reservation, which was the largest in the country.

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Responses to "Hopi Wisdom a New Earth: Listen to a Hopi Indian Elder share the Path of Life (VIDEO)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    This is the voice from the old people of North America. Why don't we hear it more often? I can't say I share the world view in its entirety, but it is peaceul and respectful and hopeful. I'm from Ireland and once tried to visit Old Oraibi in the early 70s but realised I wasn't welcome. Old Oraibi, then, did not want visitors. I respected that. I dream of going back.

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