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An Examination of Hopimomngwit: Hopi Leadership

Abstract The Hopi people have the distinct term mongwi applied to a person who is charged with leadership of a group. According to Hopi oral history and some contemporary Hopi thought, a mongwi (leader) or group of momngwit (leaders), gain their foremost positions in Hopi society after being recognizably able to fulfill numerous qualifications linked to their respective clan identity, ceremonial initiation, and personal conduct. Numerous occurrences related to the Hopis historical experiences have rendered a substantial record of what are considered the qualifications of a Hopi leader. This thesis is an extensive examination of the language used and the context wherein Hopi people express leadership qualities in the written and documentary record.
Created Date 2016
Contributor Kaye, Cliff E. (Author) / Romero-Little, Eunice (Advisor) / Riding In, James (Committee member) / Tippeconnic III, John (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Native American studies / Political science / Language / clan / Hopi / Hopi Dictionary / leadership / oral history / orthography
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 90 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis American Indian Studies 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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