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The Fourth World of the Hopis: The Epic Story of the Hopi Indians as Preserved in Their Legends and Traditions

Harold Courlander

Here noted folklorist Harold Courlander brings together traditional accounts of epic events and adventures in the life of Hopi clans and villages, from legendary to historical times. The setting of these various adventures and events is not the Southwest as we know it today, but a vast and largely unpeopled wilderness in which clans and families wandered in search of a final living place, and in search of their collective identity. Notes, a pronunciation guide, and a glossary enhance the reader's appreciation of the text.


Harold Courlander (1908-1996) was the author of The Fourth World of the Hopi, also available from UNM Press, and many other books.


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6 x 9 in. 240 pages 20 drawings, 1 maps