Evaluations of the Oraibi Split. The 'Oraibi' was a pueblo of a Native American culture called the Hopi. This essay examines why the Oraibi split from four different anthropologists views.

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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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