The Hopis

The Hopis

by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve, Ronald Himler
     
 

Virginia Sneve retells the creation myth of the Hopis and then describes their history, arts and crafts, way of life, religion, and situation today. For years, the Hopis resisted neighboring tribes that harassed them, Spanish missionaries who tried to convert them, and western settlers who attempted to control them.  See more details below

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Virginia Sneve retells the creation myth of the Hopis and then describes their history, arts and crafts, way of life, religion, and situation today. For years, the Hopis resisted neighboring tribes that harassed them, Spanish missionaries who tried to convert them, and western settlers who attempted to control them.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Judy Silverman
Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve superbly captures the flavor of the Hopi nation in The Hopis. Readers learn about the Hopi Creation legend, everyday life of the people before the coming of the "Whites," and of their modern lives. Even today, Sneve tells us, Hopi religion cannot be separated from everyday life. Her book is captivating, and Himler's paintings are magnificent. Part of the "A First Americans Book" series.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-Another solid series entry in picture-book format. After opening with a retelling of the creation myth, Sneve goes on to provide a fair amount of detail about the religion, social structure, and general way of life of the Hopi. Historical coverage is rather sporadic. Two early pages describe the coming of the Spanish in the 16th and 17th centuries, with the last few pages picking up the historical narrative from 1848 to the present. Sneve's prose is simple and straightforward, with short, clear sentences. Himler's appealing oil paintings lend a rich atmosphere to the book, with a variety of scenes focusing on people, customs, land, and tools. A Hopi quotation opens each section, offering extra insight into the culture; published sources are cited, but there is no indication when the original statements were made. There are other titles on the Hopi that offer more thorough information for reports, but this is an accessible and attractive introduction for younger readers.-Steven Engelfried, West Linn Public Library, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823411948
Publisher:
Holiday House, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/1995
Series:
First Americans Book Series
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.33(w) x 9.37(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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