What Are Some Facts About the Hopi Native Americans?


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The Hopi Native Americans are a tribe of agricultural people who live primarily in Arizona and the Southwest United States. With thousands of years of history, the Hopi are one of the oldest living cultures in the world and have continuously lived on the same lands.

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The Hopi tribe has a long established tradition of dry-farming agriculture that includes farming in sheltered valleys and gardening on irrigated terraces. Hopi culture is both monogamous and matriarchal, and they practice matrilocal residence, where a new husbands join his mother-in-law’s household. The tribe speaks both Hopi and English. Hopi handicrafts include pottery, basket weaving, silversmithing and carving traditional kachina dolls.

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