The Coming of the Spanish and the Pueblo Revolt (Hopi)

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“The Coming of the Spanish and the Pueblo Revolt” (Hopi)

“The Coming of the Spanish and the Pueblo Revolt” (Hopi) illustrates how the interactions of two distinctly different groups of people inevitably change the dynamics of each group, collectively and individually. This story is told from the Hopi perspective, but the outcome of the Pueblo Revolt is historically validated. It is the events described in this story that show how the Hopi and the Spaniards change by contact with each other. A few of the changes for the Hopi were the upheaval of their Utopian-like existence by the arrival of the Spaniards, the need to practice their religion secretly, and the determination to use violence to defend their own, even though it was …show more content…

A brother of one of the victims confronted the abuser of his sister, but was frightened away. It was discovered that these abusive practices were occurring in other areas so the Hopi, as well as other Indian groups, banded together to revolt. This ultimately led to the revolt of the Hopi toward the Spaniards, as all Priests would be killed on the fourth day after a full moon. The very premise of the Spaniard’s mission to America (perpetuation of

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