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n. pl. Hopi or Ho·pis
1. A member of a Pueblo people occupying a number of mesa-top pueblos on reservation land in northeast Arizona. The Hopi are noted for their dry-farming techniques, rich ceremonial life, and craftsmanship in basketry, pottery, silverwork, and weaving.
2. The Uto-Aztecan language of the Hopi.

[Hopi hópi, peaceable, a Hopi.]
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npl -pis or -pi
1. (Peoples) a member of a North American Indian people of NE Arizona
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Shoshonean subfamily of the Uto-Aztecan family
[from Hopi Hópi peaceful]
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(ˈhoʊ pi)

n., pl. -pis, (esp. collectively) -pi.
1. a member of a Pueblo Indian people of NE Arizona.
2. the Uto-Aztecan language of the Hopi.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Hopi - a member of the Shoshonean people of northeastern ArizonaHopi - a member of the Shoshonean people of northeastern Arizona
Pueblo - a member of any of about two dozen Native American peoples called `Pueblos' by the Spanish because they live in pueblos (villages built of adobe and rock)
Shoshone, Shoshoni - a member of the North American Indian people (related to the Aztecs) of the southwestern United States
2.Hopi - the Shoshonean language spoken by the Hopi
Shoshonean, Shoshonean language, Shoshonian, Shoshonian language - a subfamily of Uto-Aztecan languages spoken mainly in the southwestern United States
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It is from this village of Oraibi that the other Hopi villages in Arizona sprang--Bacavi, Moenkopi and Kykotsmovi, to name just three.
Walsh, a therapist who writes about Hopi katsina carvers and owns an Indian art gallery, describes Hopi katsina carvers from 1880 to the present in chronological order, with biographies and photos of each carver's work, based on interviews and other sources.
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Soon dismissed as agency physician, arrested, threatened with expulsion by military force, blacklisted from employment by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs and the Smithsonian Institution, slandered by Frank Hamilton Cushing, and all but forgotten in the history of anthropology, Sullivan's residence among the Hopi was the immediate cause of the creation of the 1882 Executive Order Moqui [Hopi] Pueblo Indian Reservation.
We pulled into the White Bear Gallery, and Evelyn, our well-paid guide who would be tasked with showing us around the Hopi artist studios, was wearing a North Face vest and sporting an iPhone in her right hand.
The written historical record has been compared with Hopi oral history, photographic evidence, and a careful examination of the pottery in the Keam Collection at Harvard University's Peabody Museum which was collected before 1892.
In my study of the Hopi language, what I now see as an opportunity to work on the problem was first thrust upon me before I was clearly aware of the problem.
To a broader readership, this book will provide an attractive point of entry into understanding the value systems and objects that comprise Hopi cultural patrimony--katsina songs are, in essence, oral texts that "describe the core beliefs of the Hopi lifeway and how they should be followed" (p, 19).