Faculty Forum Looks at Hopi History

Anton Daughters, assistant professor of anthropology, will present “Why the Seventeenth Century Was the Most Defining Century for the Hopi” at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room A as part of the Faculty Forum.

Presentation Abstract:
For a 50-year stretch in the seventeenth century, Spanish Franciscan missionaries lived on the Hopi mesas on a more or less permanent basis. The Pueblo Revolt of 1680 brought that occupation to an abrupt halt. Spanish documents recently translated as part of the Hopi Documentary History Project, and published alongside interviews in 2015 in the first volume of “Moquis and Kastiilam: Hopis, Spaniards, and the Trauma of History,” offer new insights into what that period of Franciscan presence meant from both a Spanish and Hopi perspective. Daughters will outline this tumultuous history from 1629 to 1680, discussing key documents and collective memories that clarify the understanding of the Hopi-Franciscan relationship while simultaneously raising new questions. He will also discuss work on volume two of “Moquis and Kastiilam,” expected to be completed by the spring of 2018.
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