We Hopi are descendants of an ancient people, the Hitsatsinom. Our Hopi ancestors emerged in the Four corners area over two millennium, long before the Navajo, Paiute, Apache, Spanish and Americans. Making us one of the oldest cultures in North America.
Beginning in about 1 A.D. an identified culture developed whom archaeologists refer to as Anasazi or San Juan Basketmakers. We have tenaciously struggled to maintain our livelihood and protect our land. We follow divine instructions and prophecies received from the caretaker of the world…..Masau.
A GUIDE TO THE HOPI VILLAGES
VISITORS ETIQUETTE: Hopi villages are living communities with houses in close proximity. Please respect the privacy of our people by limiting your access to their yards and homes, unless invited in. Photography, sketching and recordings are not allowed and will result in the loss of your equipment, camera, cell phones or other electronic devices. Please leave all of these items locked in your vehicle. More information....
CEREMONIAL ETIQUETTE: A Hopi ceremony is a sacred dramatized prayer for rain, growth, fertility, life happiness and all good things for everyone throughout the world. Each village has their own ceremonial cycle and they decide if their ceremonies are open to non-Indian visitors. Each village have posted signs at the entrance, please carefully read and understand their requirements. Please stay clear of the dancers and do not approach or talk to dancers. The Kivas are sacred underground ceremonial chambers and are off limits. Your respectful manner as a spectator contributes to the positive benefits and gives strength to our prayers.