Hopi Katsina Songs

Hopi Katsina Songs

Emory Sekaquaptewa, Kenneth C. Hill, and Dorothy K. Washburn

436 pages

Hardcover

March 2015

978-0-8032-6288-1

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About the Book

Emory Sekaquaptewa dedicated most of his life to promoting Hopi literacy and creating written materials to strengthen the language and lifeway of his people. He understood how intimately cultural ideas are embedded in language, and by transcribing and translating early recordings of katsina songs he helped strengthen the continuity of Hopi religious thought and cultural practices. Sekaquaptewa believed that the advice contained in the katsina songs, some of which were recorded over a century ago, could be used by future generations as guideposts for navigating contemporary life.
 
Hopi Katsina Songs contains Hopi transcriptions, English translations, and detailed commentaries of 150 katsina songs, recorded throughout the twentieth century from all three Hopi mesas, as well as twenty-five recorded by Sekaquaptewa himself. To further continue the creative process of the Hopi legacy, Sekaquaptewa included song fragments with the hope that readers would remember the songs and complete them. These features make his collection an invaluable resource for preserving and teaching Hopi language and culture.

Author Bio

Emory Sekaquaptewa (1928–2007) was a Hopi educator, Hopi Court judge, artist, and research anthropologist at the University of Arizona, as well as the first American Indian to attend West Point. Kenneth C. Hill, now retired, is a former research associate at the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology and the Department of Linguistics at the University of Arizona and is the coauthor of Hopi Dictionary/Hopìikwa Lavàytutuveni: A Hopi-English Dictionary of the Third Mesa Dialect. Dorothy K. Washburn is a consulting scholar for the University Museum at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the coauthor of Symmetries of Culture: Theory and Practice of Plane Pattern Analysis.

Praise

"Hopi Katsina Songs is a major contribution to the collected store of human wisdom that expands our collective consciousness concerning ways people live, and ways we might live."—Scott Ortman, Journal of Anthropological Research

"This book is unquestionably a massive accomplishment."—Jeremy Strachan, Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association

Hopi Katsina Songs is a brilliant addition to literature about Hopi culture. The songs are a special introduction to the philosophy of the Hopi and their meanings are interpreted as metaphors, not symbols as is usually the approach. . . . There are no books that cover the aspects of Hopi culture that this one does. It is unique and very special. . . . This is a basic source book that has no current rival and will be an indispensable reference for generations to come.”—Richard I. Ford, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor Emeritus of anthropology and botany, University of Michigan

Table of Contents

Introduction

Katsinas, Katsina Song, and this Volume

Katsinas and Their Role at Hopi

Hopi Principles of Life

The Corn Metaphor

Hopi Katsinas

Katsina Performances

Katsina Song

Metaphorical Presentation of the Song Message

Project History

Recordings of Indigenous Song

The Katsina Song Collections

The Natalie Curtis Burlin Collection

The Samuel Barrett Collection

The Jesse Walter Fewkes Collection

The Helen Roberts Collection

The Beaglehole Collection

The Robert Black Collection

The George List Collection

Songs Contributed by Emory Sekaquaptewa

Guidelines for Reading this Volume

Songs Recorded by Natalie Curtis in 1903

Part I: Indiana University Archives of Traditional Music

1. Angaktsìntawi (Curtis Burlin 391, Cylinder 3671, Track 18; IUATM)

2. Angaktsìntawi (Curtis Burlin 391, Cylinder 3652, Track 3; IUATM)

3. Angaktsìntawi (Curtis Burlin 393, Cylinder 3720, Track 16; IUATM)

4. Angaktsìntawi (Curtis Burlin 393, Cylinder 3711, Track 7; IUATM)

5. Angaktsìntawi (Curtis Burlin 394, Cylinder 3724, Track 2; IUATM)

6. Angaktsìntawi (Curtis Burlin 391, Cylinder 3662, Track 10; IUATM)

7. Angaktsìntawi (Curtis Burlin 392, Cylinder 3682, Track 8; IUATM)

8. Angaktsìntawi (Curtis Burlin 393, Cylinder 3717, Track 13; IUATM)

9. Korowistakatsìntawi (Curtis Burlin 391, Cylinder 3649, Track 1; IUATM)

10. Korowistakatsìntawi (Curtis Burlin 391, Cylinder 3665, Track 13; IUATM)

11. Korowistakatsìntawi (Curtis Burlin 394, Cylinder 3723, Track 1; IUATM)

12. Masawkatsìntawi (Curtis Burlin 392, Cylinder 3698, Track 19; IUATM)

13. Qöqlökatsìntawi (Curtis Burlin 392, Cylinder 3687, Track 13; IUATM)

14. Sa’lakwmanàwyat Taawi’am (Curtis Burlin 392, Cylinder 3686, Track 12; IUATM)

15. Si’ohemiskatsìntawi (Curtis Burlin 392, Cylinder 3699, Track 20; IUATM)

16. Si’ohemiskatsìntawi (Curtis Burlin 392, Cylinder 3680, Track 6; IUATM)

17. Kur Himuwa Katsìntawi (Curtis Burlin 391, Cylinder 3666, Track 14; IUATM)

18. Kur Himuwa Katsìntawi (Curtis Burlin 393, Cylinder 3710, Track 6; IUATM)

19. Kur Himuwa Katsìntawi (Curtis Burlin 391, Cylinder 3661, Track 9; IUATM)

Part II: Library of Congress

20. Kookopõltawi (Curtis Burlin 286, Track 21; LoC)

21. Palhikwmamantuy Taawi’am (Curtis Burlin 286, Track 29; LoC)

22. Kur Himuwa Katsìntawi (Curtis Burlin 286, Track 18; LoC)

Songs Recorded by Samuel Barrett in 1911

23. Angaktsìntawi (Barrett Song 26, 8901, Track 2; LoC)

24. Angaktsìntawi (Barrett 8901, Tracks 5–6; LoC)

25. Angaktsìntawi (Barrett Song 29, 8902, Track 4; LoC)

26. Angaktsìntawi (Barrett Song 30A, 8902, Track 9; LoC)

27. Haw’okatsìntawi (Barrett Song 42, 8908, Track 3; LoC)

28. Hemiskatsìntawi (Barrett Song 41, 8908, Track 1; LoC)

29. Hemiskatsìntawi (Barrett Song 50, 8911, Track 5; LoC)

30. Hòo’ekatsìntawi (Barrett 8901, Track 9; LoC)

31. Hòo’ekatsìntawi (Barrett Song 49, 8911, Track 9; LoC)

32. Hootetawi / Soyohìmkatsinamuy Taawi’am (Barrett Song 28, 8901, Track 10; LoC)

33. Kookopõltawi (Barrett Song 45, 8908, Track 8; LoC)

34. Kookopõltawi (Barrett 8909, Track 13; LoC)

35. Kwikwilyaqat Taawi’at (Barrett Song 44, 8908, Track 5; LoC)

36. Kwivikatsìntawi (Barrett Song 43, 8908, Track 4; LoC)

37. Ma’lokatsìntawi (Barrett 8908, Track 6; LoC)

38. Sa’lakwmanatuy Taawi’am (Barrett Song 33, 8907, Track 2; LoC)

39. Si’ohemiskatsìntawi (Barrett 8900, Track 2; LoC)

40. Wakaskatsìntawi (Barrett 8911, Track 8; LoC)

41. Kur Himuwa Katsìntawi (Barrett 8900, Track 1; LoC)

42. Kur Himuwa Katsìntawi (Barrett 8909, Track 3; LoC)

Songs Recorded by Jesse Walter Fewkes in 1926

43. Hemiskatsìntawi (Fewkes 18991, Track 10; IUATM)

44. Koyemsitawi (Fewkes 18987, Track 2; IUATM)

45. Ma’lokatsìntawi (Fewkes 18279, Track 7; IUATM)

46. Ma’lokatsìntawi (Fewkes 18279, Track 8; IUATM)

47. Soyohìmkatsinamuy Taawi’am (Fewkes 18989, Track 5; IUATM)

Songs Recorded by Helen Roberts in the 1920s

48. Angaktsìntawi (Roberts Cylinder 8, Tracks 3–4; LoC)

49. Angaktsìntawi (Roberts Cylinder 27, Track 1; LoC)

50. Hehey’akatsìntawi (Roberts Cylinder 2, Track 15; LoC)

51. Kookopõltawi (Roberts Cylinder 15, Track 10; LoC)

52. Koyemsitawi (Roberts Cylinder 28, Track 2; LoC)

53. Ma’lokatsìntawi (Roberts Cylinders 17–18, Tracks 11–12; LoC)

54. Si’ohemiskatsìntawi (Roberts Cylinder 32, Track 6; LoC)

55. Soyohìmkatsinamuy Taawi’am (Roberts Cylinder 26, Track 20; LoC)

56. Soyohìmkatsinamuy Taawi’am (Roberts Cylinder 30, Track 4; LoC)

57. Tasapkatsìntawi (Roberts Cylinder 34, Track 8; LoC)

Songs Recorded by Ernest and Pearl Beaglehole in the 1930s

58. Hemiskatsìntawi (Beaglehole Cylinder 2, Track 10; LoC)

59. Hewtokatsìntawi (Beaglehole Cylinder 3, Track 11; LoC)

60. Tasapkatsìntawi (Beaglehole Cylinder 1, Track 9; LoC)

Songs Recorded by Robert Black between 1957 and 1965

61. Angaktsìntawi (Black Song 52)

62. Angaktsìntawi (Black Song 55)

63. Angaktsìntawi (Black Song 58)

64. Angaktsìntawi (Black Song 100)

65. Angaktsìntawi (Black Song 60)

66. Angaktsìntawi (Black Song 67)

67. Angaktsìntawi (Black Song 68)

68. Angaktsìntawi (Black Song 69)

69. Angaktsìntawi (Black Song 70)

70. Angaktsìntawi (Black Song 72)

71. Angaktsìntawi (Black Song 81)

72. Angaktsìntawi (Black Song 85)

73. Angaktsìntawi (Black Song 89)

74. Angaktsìntawi (Black Song 98)

75. Angaktsìntawi (Black Song 104)

76. Angaktsìntawi (Black Song 108)

77. Hehey’a paslawu (Black Song 119)

78. Hehey’akatsìntawi (Black Song 53)

79. Hehey’akatsìntawi (Black Song 54)

80. Hehey’akatsìntawi (Black Song 63)

81. Hehey’aktsìntawi (Black Song 88)

82. Hehey’aktsìntawi (Black Song 91)

83. Hehey’akatsìntawi (Black Song 103)

84. Hemiskatsìntawi (Black Song 61)

85. Hemiskatsìntawi (Black Song 82)

86. Honànkatsìntawi (Black Song 78)

87. Hoolikatsìntawi (Black Song 107)

88. Hootetawi (Black Song 75)

89. Hootetawi (Black Song 90)

90. Koyemsitawi (Black Song 76)

91. Koyemsitawi (Black Song 86)

92. Masawkatsìntawi (Black Song 84)

93. Nukushehey’akatsìntawi (Black Song 114)

94. Palasowitsmi’ytawi (Black Song 97)

95. Sa’lakwmanàwyatuy Amungem Yungtawi’am (Black Song 112)

96. Sa’lakwmanàwyatuy Taawi’am (Black Song 111)

97. Soyohìmkatsinamuy Taawi’am (Black Song 83)

98. Soyohìmkatsinamuy Taawi’am (Black Song 106)

99. Soyohìmkatsinamuy Taawi’am (Black Song 93)

100. Tasapkatsìntawi (Black Song 115)

101. Tsa’kwaynatawi (Black Song 79)

102. Tsa’kwaynatawi (Black Song 92)

103. Tsa’kwaynatawi (Black Song 94)

104. Tukwunàngwkatsìntawi (Black Song 65)

Songs Recorded by George List in 1960

105. Angaktsìntawi (List 11451, Track 1)

106. Angaktsìntawi (List 11459, Track 17)

107. Angaktsìntawi (List 11452, Tracks 6–7)

108. Angaktsìntawi (List 11452, Track 13)

109. Angaktsìntawi (List 11457, Track 2)

110. Angaktsìntawi (List 11457, Track 6)

111. Hehey’akatsìntawi (List 11453, Track 8)

112. Hemiskatsìntawi (List 11457, Track 8)

113. Hemiskatsìntawi (List 11460, Track 6)

114. Hemiskatsìntawi (List 11465, Track 9)

115. Hemiskatsìntawi (List 11451, Tracks 5, 6, 7)

116. Honànkatsìntawi (List 11462, Track 8)

117. Koyemsiyungtawi (List 11462, Track 13)

118. Palhikwmanàwyat Taawi’am (List 11467, Track 17)

119. Qa’ötotimuy (or Ngayayatotaqamuy) Taawi’am (List 11462, Track 5)

120. Qa’ötotimuy Taawi’am (List 11463, Track 6)

121. Qa’ötotimuy Taawi’am (List 11463, Track 11)

122. Soyohìmkatsinamuy Taawi’am (List 11451, Track 3)

123. Tsa’kwaynakatsìntawi (List 11452, Track 15)

124. Wùutaqkatsìntawi (List 11451, Track 9)

125. Kur Himuwa Katsìntawi (List 11451, Track 12)

Songs Contributed byEmory Sekaquaptewa

126. Angaktsìntawi (ES Song 1)

127. Angaktsìntawi (ES Song 3)

128. Angaktsìntawi (ES Song 4)

129. Angaktsìntawi (ES Song 7)

130. Angaktsìntawi (ES Song 9)

131. Angaktsìntawi (ES Song 12)

132. Angaktsìntawi (ES Song 16)

133. Angaktsìntawi (ES Song 23)

134. Avatshoyat Taawi’at (ES Song 17)

135. Avatshoyat Taawi’at (ES Song 18)

136. Avatshoyat Taawi’at (ES Song 19)

137. Avatshoyat Taawi’at (ES Song 25)

138. Hewtokatsìntawi (ES Song 2)

139. Hewtokatsìntawi (ES Song 10)

140. Honànkatsìntawi (ES Song 8)

141. Koyemsitawi (ES Song 24)

142. Qa’ötotimuy Taawi’am (ES Song 22)

143. Qa’ötotimuy (or Ngayayatotaqamuy) Taawi’am (ES Song 5)

144. Qa’ötotimuy (or Ngayayatotaqamuy) Taawi’am (ES Song 6)

145. Qa’ötotimuy (or Ngayayatotaqamuy) Taawi’am (ES Song 20)

146. Qa’ötotimuy (or Ngayayatotaqamuy) Taawi’am (ES Song 21)

147. Sivu’ikwiwtaqat Taawi’at (ES Song 11)

148. Yöngöson’angaktsìntawi (ES Song 13)

149. Yöngöson’angaktsìntawi (ES Song 14)

150. Yöngöson’angaktsìntawi (ES Song 15)

Appendix I: Linguistic Comments

The Hopi Language

Hopi grammar

Hopi tenses and verb aspects

Alphabet

Syllables

Stress

Some local differences

Vowel reduction

Archaism in song grammar

Transcription Practices

Some Translation Issues

Appendix II: Compounds in the Songs

Appendix III: Glossary of Hopi Words

References Cited

Index

Also of Interest