Hopi Tales

Hopi Tales

Jack Moyles FW07778 / FC 7778

Radio and television actor Jack Moyles (1913–1979) performs these spoken-word stories of the Hopi people, which were taken from People of the Short Blue Corn written by folklorist and anthropologist Harold Courlander (1908–1996). The stories mention Oraibi, a Hopi settlement in northern Arizona which is said to have been inhabited by the Hopi people for more than 800 years. Other topics of these stories are descriptions of migration, settling and abandoning of villages, the creation of the human race, and animal stories (especially involving the coyote). Liner notes include a history of the Hopi people.

Year Released 1971
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1971 Folkways Records
Genre(s) American Indian; Children's; Spoken Word
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) Hopi
Subject(s) Spoken word

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101 Sun Callers Jack Moyles 4:11
102 Coyote's Needle Jack Moyles 2:20
103 Honwyma and the Bear Fathers of Tokoanaue Jack Moyles 19:08
104 Journey to the Land of the Dead Jack Moyles 23:04
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