Hopi \ˈhō-(ˌ)pē\ “Who are the Hopi?” - http://nativeamericans.mrdonn.org/southwest/hopi.html “Hopi Indian Fact Sheet” - http://www.bigorrin.org/hopi_kids.htm Textbook pages 55-57
the Hopi (peaceful ones) people have the longest authenticated history of occupation of a single area by any Native American tribe in the United States
the Hopi supported themselves by growing corn (maize), beans, squash, and melons; sheepherding was added after contact with the Spanish.
Traditional Hopi life was steeped in religious ceremony and involved secret rites held in semi-underground kivas
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
The name 'Hopi' is a shortened form of their autonym, Hopituh Shi-nu-mu ("The Peaceful People" or "Peaceful Little Ones"). The Hopi Dictionary gives the primary meaning of the word "Hopi" as: "behaving one, one who is mannered, civilized, peaceable, polite, who adheres to the Hopi way."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9jreJdXQP8 Hopi Butterfly Dance