Hopi Katsina Songs (Hardback)
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Hopi Katsina Songs (Hardback)

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Hardback 436 Pages / Published: 01/03/2015
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Emory Sekaquaptewa dedicated most of his life to promoting Hopi literacy and creating written materials to strengthen the language and lifeway of his people. He understood how intimately cultural ideas are embedded in language, and by transcribing and translating early recordings of katsina songs he helped strengthen the continuity of Hopi religious thought and cultural practices. Sekaquaptewa believed that the advice contained in the katsina songs, some of which were recorded over a century ago, could be used by future generations as guideposts for navigating contemporary life.
Hopi Katsina Songs contains Hopi transcriptions, English translations, and detailed commentaries of 150 katsina songs, recorded throughout the twentieth century from all three Hopi mesas, as well as twenty-five recorded by Sekaquaptewa himself. To further continue the creative process of the Hopi legacy, Sekaquaptewa included song fragments with the hope that readers would remember the songs and complete them. These features make his collection an invaluable resource for preserving and teaching Hopi language and culture.

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803262881
Number of pages: 436
Weight: 789 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 29 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Hopi Katsina Songs is a major contribution to the collected store of human wisdom that expands our collective consciousness concerning ways people live, and ways we might live."-Scott Ortman, Journal of Anthropological Research -- Scott Ortman * Journal of Anthropological Research *
"This book is unquestionably a massive accomplishment."-Jeremy Strachan, Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association -- Jeremy Strachan * Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association *
"Hopi Katsina Songs is a brilliant addition to literature about Hopi culture. The songs are a special introduction to the philosophy of the Hopi and their meanings are interpreted as metaphors, not symbols as is usually the approach. . . . There are no books that cover the aspects of Hopi culture that this one does. It is unique and very special. . . . This is a basic source book that has no current rival and will be an indispensable reference for generations to come."-Richard I. Ford, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor Emeritus of anthropology and botany, University of Michigan -- Richard I. Ford

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