MS 7488 Hopi narratives

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7488
Creators:
Johnson, K. T., 1876-1971 (Hopi)
Dates:
n.d
Languages:
Undetermined
In Hopi only
Physical Description:
5 Reels
4 inch
3 Reels
3 inch
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Included are accounts of experiences in a government school at Keams Canyon; a version of the emergence myth; conversations with Yukiwma about Kokop Clan traditions; narrative about a Mexican slave raid on Oraibi; discussions of weaving and health practices, personal and tribal history, interrelationship among Hopi clans; contrasts of Hopi and Navaho life; discussion of the Hopi as a chosen people; exposition of Christian themes. A five-page summary of the tapes has been provided by David Shaul.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Kay Tuwalstewa Johnson was a One Horn Society leader at Old Oraibi. Formerly an adherent to Hopi religion, an injury and his delay in recovery caused him to identify the Hopi deity Massa as the devil and brought his conversion to Christianity. The tapes were made in the late 1960s or early 1970s with his son, Fricso H. Johnson running the recorder.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 7488

Local Note
Local Note
Reel-to-reel tape recordings

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use tapes to be given to researchers. No profit is to be made on any of the material.
Citation
Manuscript 7488, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Custodial History
Custodial History
The tapes were deposited by Philip C. Johnson in 1979. Johnson obtained the materials from his father, Frisco H. Johnson, who had himself encoueaged his own father, K.T. Johnson, to make the recordings. Philip Johnson has allowed the archives to make copies of the tapes but, in accordance with his grandfather's wishes, has imposed the restriction that no profit be made off of them. Dr. David Shaul has listened to the tapes and states that K.T. Johnson was careful to omit any tribal secrets that he knew.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Hopi Indians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Language and languages -- Documentation Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Navaho Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hopi Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hopi -- History Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hopi -- Mythology Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hopi -- Education Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hopi -- clans Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Navajo Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Yukiwa, Hopi Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
http://www.anthropology.si.edu/naa/