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Hopi Indians By: Ava. Georgia Performance Standard SS4H1 The student will describe how early Native American cultures developed in North America.

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hopi indians by ava

Hopi IndiansBy: Ava

Georgia Performance Standard

SS4H1 The student will describe how early Native American cultures developed in North America.

a.  Locate where the American Indians settled with emphasis on Artic (Inuit), Northwest (Kwakuitl), Plateau (Nez Perce), Southwest (Hopi), Plains (Pawenee), and Southeastern (Seminole).b.  Describe how the American Indians used their environment to obtain food, clothing, and shelter.

hopi indians facts
Hopi Indians - Facts
  • Hopi means good, peaceful, or wise
  • They live in Northeast Arizona
  • They live in pueblos
  • The women own the land and the house
  • The men plant and harvest, weave baskets, and perform the ceremonies.
  • They invented sandpaper
  • When a child is born, they are given a special blanket and a perfect ear of corn
  • On the 20th day, the baby is taken to the cliff of a mesa and held facing the sun. When the sun hits, the baby is given a name
  • There are a bout 7,000 Hopi Indians today
where hopi indians are found
Where Hopi Indians are found

Hopi Indians are found in Northeast Arizona. This region has a hot and dry climate with mountains and deserts. There reservation is surrounded by the Navajo Indian reservation. Today, they still have disagreements of land, resources, and other problems that come about.

what food did they eat
What food did they eat

Corn was sacred to Hopi Indians. They believed as they moved from the third way of life to the fourth that they were given corn. They also grew squash, beans, sunflowers, melons, cotton, carrots, onions, and other things. They used the sunflowers for oil and purple dye. Squash was also used to make utensils and musical instruments. They also made lemonade using Sumac berries

their shelter
Their shelter
  • The Hopi Indians lived in homes built much like the Pueblo houses, made with adobe and built like boxes stacked on top of each other. Adobe is a sun-dried, unburned brick of clay and straw.
what they wore
What they wore?

Women wore a un-dyed cotton robe with an embroidered belt and the men wore a un-dyed strait sleeved or sleeveless shirt that was worn like a poncho, leggings cut off just above the knees, and moccasins made of deer skin. Their ceremonial dress was much more colorful decorated with feathers.

indian family heritage
Indian Family Heritage

My Great-Great-Great Grandmother Ballard

Full-Blooded Cherokee Indian

look it s ava s baby picture me and her mom thought she looked a little like a hopi indian
Look it’s Ava’s baby picture…me and her mom thought she looked a little like a Hopi Indian 
that s all folks
That’s All Folks!
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