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Born a Chief: The Nineteenth Century Hopi Boyhood of Edmund Nequatewa, as told to Alfred F. Whiting Paperback – Illustrated, December 1, 1992


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 193 pages
  • Publisher: University of Arizona Press (December 1, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0816513546
  • ISBN-13: 978-0816513543
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,337,562 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Anthropological linguist Seaman (co-editor of Havasupai Habitat , by his mentor Alfred Whiting) brings to light one of the very few authentic autobiographical accounts by a Hopi. Originally recorded by Whiting 50 years ago, the book details the life of Nequatewa from his childhood until the evening in his early 20s when he believes he became a man. Born around 1880 on the Hopi reservation in northern Arizona into a family of hereditary chiefs, Nequatewa had experiences that were, in many ways, typical of the best and brightest Native youths of the period. He lived a traditional early life, learning Hopi tribal ways from his family (he depicts the importance of religious practice among the tribe lovingly and vividly). He was sent away to boarding school in Phoenix but rebelled against the institution's attempts to assimilate Native youths and its regimen of harsh discipline. His schooling finished, he returned to the reservation. Whiting and Seaman have been careful to preserve Nequatewa's original voice, with its faulty English grammar and rough edges. Often rambling, the account is filled with digressions. This is an important addition to Native American studies. Photos not seen by PW.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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"Extraordinary memoir. . . . His story will break your heart."—El Palacio

"This story was fascinating. . . . One worth the telling and one which will stay with the reader."—American Desert Magazine

"Recommended."—Choice --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Granddaughter Nequatewa on April 17, 2012
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This was my mother's father. I never got to know him personally, as he passed away before I was born. His books are the only way that I will ever know him. My mother does not speak to me and I do not know much about him other than he was a great father to his 7 children that he had with my grandmother, Jean Nequatewa. I look forward to researching my roots, albeit on my own. I've been to the reservation many times. My grandmother's house was in Hotevilla. I loved it there, even though at the time, there was no electricity or indoor plumbing. The outhouse was something that I dreaded, but there really was no other option. I hope to move out to Sedona within the year and I will return to the reservation to find out from where I came.
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