In this strange and wonderful book, thirty elders of the ancient Hopi tribe of Northern Arizona--a people who regard themselves as the first inhabitants of America--freely reveal the Hopi worldview for the first time in written form. The Hopi kept this view a secret for countless centuries, and anthropologists have long struggled to understand it. ...Read MoreIn this strange and wonderful book, thirty elders of the ancient Hopi tribe of Northern Arizona--a people who regard themselves as the first inhabitants of America--freely reveal the Hopi worldview for the first time in written form. The Hopi kept this view a secret for countless centuries, and anthropologists have long struggled to understand it. Now they record their myths and legends, and the meaning of their religious rituals and ceremonies, as a gift to future generations. Here is a reassertion of a rhythm of life we have tragically repressed; and a reminder that we must attune ourselves to the need for inner change if we are to avert a cataclysmic rupture between our minds and hearts.Read Less
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Very good minus. Used mass-market paperback in VG-condition. This is an ex-college rental library copy for which other than the library pastedown/stamps inside the book is unmarked. The binding is very tight and spine is not creased. The paper is age-toned. Cover has minor visible wear. There are no tears. Includes photo pages insert and illustrations.
Oswald White Bear Fredericks (Drawings) Very Good. Academic, Scholarly, Research. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" Tall. 423 pp. Solidly bound copy with moderate external wear, crisp pages and clean text. Moderate foxing on page edges. Small tear on bottom of spine.
Very Good. No DJ As Issued. Size: 4 1/4 X 7; REPRINT EDITION 11th Printing Thus, December 1977, Ballantine Books. Original copyright 1963. WITH 32 PAGES OF PHOTOGRAPHS. Drawings and source material recorded by by Oswald White Bear Fredericks. Used. VERY GOOD CONDITION. The First revelation of the Hopi's historical and religious world view as shared by thirty-two Hopi Elders. Told here for the first time are their legends, the meaning of their religious rituals and annual ceremonies, and their deeply rooted view of the world. The result is a beautiful and moving book, an important landmark in anthropology which brings to life again an indian tribal culture now almost completely destroyed. RARE/SCARCE TITLE. ANTHROPOLOGY.
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