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“Encounters—Hopi and the Spanish Worldviews”

Footpath by Southwest Crossroads

The Hopi of the American Southwest live in one of the oldest continuously inhabited settlements in North America. The Spaniards arrived in Hopi in 1540, bringing with them a very different culture. While the Spanish explorers continued their journey, Franciscan monks stayed to missionize the Hopi. They encountered an older tradition distinctly different than their Christianity.


View historical photographs of Hopis.


Locate Hopi on the Southwest map, then read the selections.


Answer questions.

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