Hopi Proper Names.

Chicago: Field Columbian Museum, 1905. 65-113pp. Original printed wraps. Name stamp on title page, minor edge chipping, else near fine. Heinrich Richert Voth (1855-1931) was a Russian born missionary with a knack for languages and a keen interest in Native American cultures. He established the first Mennonite mission for the Hopi at Oraibi in Arizona where he earned a controversial reputation for forcing his way into sacred rituals and preaching loudly in the Hopi language. Still, he studied native customs, and carefully recorded Hopi rituals and daily life, collecting an impressive array of artifacts. He published extensively, his listings taking up almost four pages in David Laird's Hopi Bibliography. The following quote, and the ones following, are from Laird: "Gives the meanings of hundreds of Hopi proper names and includes a general section about prefixes. Item #26975

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