Hopivotskwaniconnects the people to the resources that nature provides by giving Hopis asense of security.1They relate the past to the present and want nothing more than to ensure thecooperation with the supernaturals, they provide the Hopi with rain, crops,health and well-being.2 The connection of everypart of Hopi society and culture is included in Hopivotskwani. From kinship topolitical organization, the inclusion of everything connects the people to oneanother.
3 The philosophical ideathat Hopis have is to live in harmony with nature.4 The importance of corn within the Hopi perspectivesrelates to the fourth world. Agriculture is significant to the Hopi, corn isused to teach lessons.
The Hopi origin story includes ears of corn, there aresix ears of corn that are different colors that represent the way of life. Theyellow represents a full but short life. The short blue ear of corn shows alife of hard work and a long life. According to the story, different tribes ofNative Americans participated in this choosing of the corn and the Hopis werelast to choose and they ended up with the blue ear of corn.5 With the corn they chose,they believed that they would survive anything that they came across.6TheHopis are skillful in the arts. Today both art and agriculture play importantroles in their everyday life. As the small blue ear of corn represented theirresilience, they were able to hold up the idea of how their culture came intoexistence.
They are hardworking and when other tribes of Native Americans werebeing raided and picked through, they were one of the only ones left to pick upthe pieces. By isolating themselves in the eighteenth century, they maintainedtheir existence to be separate from others. Spaniards and other Europeans triedto fully convert the Hopis, but their actions delayed what the people of theOld World wanted.7Accordingto the video on the Fourth World of the Hopi, they focus on nature to gainknowledge.
Their origin story began with an Eagle and they related it to theEagle landing on the moon, meaning the start of a new life.8