By Andrew, Kathleen, Kelly, and Joe The Hopi Tribe
We did our presentation on the Hopi tribe. there are a lot of interesting facts about the Hopi. Hopi means the “peaceful and wise people.“ They believed that it was a best to try to live in peace and harmony with the world around them.
The Hopi tribe lived in the high desert of Arizona 100 miles east of the grand canyon.
Lived in the middle of Navaho country.
They lived in the same place their whole lives
The Hopi tribe lived in mainly Arizona but also in Utah, Colorado and New Mexico.
The oldest town in America is Graibijin the land of the Hopi.☺☻♥
The Hopi tribe lived in the hot, dry, sandy, desert.
They built their houses on top of the mesa rocks.
The mesa rock absorbed the little water they had.
Eagles built their nests in the mesa rock.
Other animals are hawks, snakes, rabbits, deer, antelope and mice.
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Grass, brush, and mud
The Hopi could get water from springs. Each family had a deep hole called a cistern. A cistern was carved out of the mesa rock.
They stored extra water in the rock and in the winter you would put snow in it so it would melt and you could use it.
The Mesa Rock
Children and adults wore the same thing.
Girls and women wore a manta, it was a black cotton dress that wrapped around and tied on your right shoulder.
Boys and men wore a breechcloth, it was a towel that wrapped around your waist.
Clothing in the Summer
In the winter you would wear pants and moccasins made out of deer skin.
Clothing for the Winter☺☻♥
Made out of stone and clay
2-3 stories high
Ground floor for storage you would climb a ladder to get to the second and third floors
If it was good weather, you would sleep and work on the roof.
What are some differences from our houses to theirs? ☺☻♥
Didn’t use calendars to find out when to plant seeds they asked their sun watcher.
Sun watchers knew when to plant seeds by where the sun rose.
By looking at the position of the sun they knew when to perform certain ceremonies.
The time you planted your seeds was very important.
Natural Resources: Kelly
The Mesa Rock: Joe
Clothing in Summer and Winter: Kathleen
Sun Watchers: Joe
A special thanks to Mr. Goldfarb who assigned our groups!