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New growth in crops and plant life are celebrated in early spring at the Powamu ceremony, and the abundance of crops and the fullness of life are celebrated in song and dance in late summer. Having been re-established in the past three centuries, these ceremonies serve to provide that stability to the Hopi people that has enabled them to survive somewhat better than some of their brothers and sisters across the continent. Many stresses to Hopi traditional life are evident today. 10 Because knowledge of language is necessary to understand the history, the traditions, and the religious concepts of the people, the situation has become very critical.

12 (1910); and Robert H. Lowie, “Notes on Hopi Clans,” Anthropological Papers, vol. 30 (New York: American Museum of Natural History, 1929). 6. For discussion of a naming ceremony, see Don C. Talayesva, Sun Chief: The Autobiography of a Hopi Indian, Leo W. Simmons, ed. (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1942). 7. Elsie Clews Parsons, Pueblo Indian Religion, 2 vols. (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1939). 8. For more detailed information, see Lowie, “Hopi Clans;” Earle R. Forrest, The Snake Dance of the Hopi Indians (Los Angeles: Westernlore Press, 1961).

60 e x e m p l a ry a rt s : s e c t i o n b Figure 16. KACHINAS GERMINATING PLANTS Dawakema (Milland Lomakema) painting, acrylic (Courtesy of Artist Hopid, Second Mesa, Arizona) corn as life essence 61 Of the five paintings in the group this one presents to the viewer the most involved Hopi iconography and ideology. It is a six-part composition, the various sections, colors, and figures denoting the ceremonial process of corn germination. Dawakema’s painting shows that the ritual of germination occurs at night, indicated by moon and stars that appear in the dark space at upper left picture-edge.

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