Hopis keeping hidden no more

Hopis keeping hidden no more

With hotel, tours, protective tribe opening to outside
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Husked corn in colorful hues is ready for grinding.
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The Hopi village of Walpi, perched atop a 300-foot-tall mesa in northeastern Arizona, has been occupied by the Hopis since around 1100. The last full-time residents moved out last year, but families maintain homes for the frequent ceremonies that take place there.
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You can visit Blue Canyon, one of Hopis’ remote and hidden gems, only with a private guide
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Georgia Koopee, left, and Ida Susunkewa shuck corn in Sichomovi village on First Mesa. They’ll use the husks to make somoviki, sweet blue corn tamales wrapped in corn husks.
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Micah Loma’omvaya, a Hopi, leads tours of Blue Canyon. “We’ve engaged visitors since the railroad came in,” he says. ”Hopis try to be the best hosts we can be. But we also expect visitors to respect our traditions.”
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