Evaluations for the Oraibi Split
The split of the Third Mesa pueblo, Oraibi, occurred on September 7, 1906. The split immediately changed the lives of roughly 800 inhabitants of Oraibi who represented nearly half of the Hopi population. Those who left Oraibi were forced to start their lives over in a new location. From a long-term perspective, the split is consequential because it led to the establishment of other villages (e.g., Bacavi, Hotevilla, and Kykotsmovi) of Third
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showed last 75 words of 1903 total
1992Old Oraibi: A study of the Hopi Indians of Third Mesa.
University of New Mexico Press.
1950Culture in Crisis: A study of the Hopi Indians. New York:
Harper and Brothers.
1977Book of the Hopi. Viking Press.
Whiteley, Peter M.
1988Deliberate Acts: Changing Hopi Culture Through the Oraibi
Split. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.
Wong, Hertha D.
1988Contemporary Native American Autobiography. American Indian
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