Hopi Indians

Hopi is pronounced "hope-ee," and it means "peaceful person" or "civilized person" in the Hopi language


What was Hopi food like in the days before supermarkets?
The Hopis were expert farming people. They planted crops of corn, beans, and squash, as well as cotton and tobacco, and raised turkeys for their meat. Hopi men also hunted deer, antelope, and small game, while women gathered nuts, fruits, and herbs. Favorite Hopi meals to eat included hominy, baked beans, soups, and different types of cornbread. Here is a website with more information about Southwest Indian food.


What were Hopi clothes like? Did the Hopis wear feather headdresses and face paint?
Originally, Hopi men didn't wear much clothing-- only breechcloths or short kilts (men's skirts). Hopi women wore knee-length cotton dresses called mantas. A manta fastened at a woman's right shoulder, leaving her left shoulder bare.   Men and women both wore deerskin moccasins on their feet. For dances and special occasions, women painted their moccasins white and wrapped white strips of deerskin around their shins as leggings. Here is a site with sketches of Navajo and Hopi clothing styles, and some photos and links about Indian clothing in general.

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