University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Patty Talahongva

Being Hopi

When does a child realize her ethnicity?

By: Patty Talahongva

I never saw myself as separate or different as a child growing up in Denver, Colorado. Perhaps it was because my classmates in Headstart were a diverse bunch. Perhaps it was because the powwows my family attended had both Native and non-Native people coming together. Perhaps it was because Denver was a mixed race city. […]