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Hopi is a Native American tribe who mainly live on the 1.5 million acre Hopi Reservation in northeastern Arizona. The reservation is surrounded by the Navaho reservation.

A few Hopi live on the Colorado River Reservation, on the Colorado River in western Arizona, for information, see Mohave.

The traditional Hopi are organized into clans. When a man marries he becomes a member of his wife's clan. The Bear Clan is the most prominent clan. Tom Banyanca[?], now deceased, a member of the Bear Clan, was designated to transmit the Hopi Prophecy[?] to the outside world. The Spider Clan, who are linked with the infamous and evil Spider Woman, were a very low status clan.

It has been reported (in the New York Times) that the young people of Hopi are mad about Reggae and that concerts are frequently held there.

See also: Hopi mythology, Koyaanisqatsi



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