University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Marlene Sekaquaptewa

Piki of the Hopi Indians

By: Victoria Spencer and Marlene Sekaquaptewa

As the sun rises, spreading light and warmth over the golden landscape of the Hopi mesas, a woman goes to her piki house and carefully lays a fire of especially cut cedar under a large, lustrous stone mounted in one corner of the room. She pauses for a moment, silent, then goes to the kitchen […]