Southwestern Studies: History and Culture of the Hopi People
Immerse yourself in the culture and story of the Hopi as you join members of the Hopi nation to visit important sites, attend artist demonstrations and delight in a traditional meal.
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Program No. 1091RJ
6 days
Starts at
6 days
5 nights
14 meals
5B 4L 5D
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At a Glance

Experience firsthand the traditions and life ways of one of the most ancient and venerated peoples of the Southwest. With Hopi instructors and leaders, visit 1,000-year-old villages and traditional sites unseen by the average tourist. Experience the Hopis' rich culture through personal interaction with tribal members. Native art demonstrations, complex social, family and ceremonial life, oral traditions, Hopi history and modern interaction with Anglo society are covered.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to one mile. Elevations up to 6,200 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn about the Hopi creation story, clan system, religious beliefs and modern challenges both on and off the reservation.
  • Observe Hopi artisans at work (potter, jeweler or katsina doll carver) to learn about the traditions associated with their crafts.
  • Enjoy a field trip to Walpi, a traditional village high atop First Mesa; visit an ancient rock art site.
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Ray Coin
A member of the Hopi tribe, Ray Coin is from the Third Mesa village of Bacavi on the Hopi Reservation in northeast Arizona. His father worked at the Museum of Northern Arizona, and while growing up, Ray and his siblings rubbed elbows with the geologists, archaeologists, ecologists and palaeontologists doing field work at the museum during the summer months. Ray has been sharing his Hopi culture with Road Scholar participants since 1993.
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Ray Coin
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