Walpi


Also found in: Wikipedia.

Walpi

(wäl`pē) [Hopi,=place of the gap], pueblo, NE Ariz., on a mesa NE of Flagstaff; founded c.1700. Its inhabitants are Pueblo who speak the Hopi language (Uto-Aztecan linguistic family). One of the most picturesque pueblos of the Southwest, it is a major tourist attraction. It was founded as a refuge in anticipation of Spanish retaliation for the Pueblo revolt (1680). The pueblo, however, is gradually being deserted for the new village of Polacca at the foot of the mesa.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Included you will find: The Song of Creation - A Hopi Legend, The White Dawn of Hopi, The Pookonghoyas and the Cannibal Monster, The Two War Gods and the Two Maidens, Dug-From Ground, Origin Myth, Coming Of The Hopi From The Underworld, The Origin Of Some Oraibi Clans, The Spider Clan, The Bear Clan, The Wanderings Of The Spider Clan (Kohk'ang-Namu), The Origin Of The Yayaatu Society, The Origin Of Some Mishongnovi Clans, The Destruction Of Palatkwapi, How Ball-head (Tatciqto) Wedded And Oraibi Maiden, The Aho'li And Other Walpi Katcinas, Pookonghoya And His Brother As Theives, and many, many more.
First Mesa includes the villages of Walpi, Sichomovi, and Tewa, Second Mesa includes the villages of Shungopavi, Mishongovi, and Sipaulovi.
and, as the first photographer to be included in this project, Adams again traveled to the Southwest to photograph the Grand Canyon, Canyon de Chelly, Zion National Park, Saguaro National Monument, Mesa Verde, Walpi Pueblo, and Carlsbad Caverns.
We stopped at the Walpi visitor center to inquire where we might photograph a Hopi kiln.
Most Hopi dances are closed to the public, but the `social' dances which occur near Walpi are open, as long as visitors are polite and respectful.
At theprow of First Mesa, Walpi has been continuously inhabited since the 1600s.
The cultural center is located on the Second Mesa, but the highlight of the visit is a trip to the old pueblos at Walpi, high atop First Mesa.