re Hopi Flood myth

thomas w kavanagh (tkavanag@INDIANA.EDU)
Tue, 20 Feb 1996 11:13:04 -0500

Yes, there are several Hopi flood myths, but Frank Waters is not the source
to go to.

There is a major literature on why Waters got it wrong, beginning with
his own book, The House at Pumpkin Seed Point. See also Armin Geertz, the
Invention of Prophecy.


On Tue, 20 Feb 1996, Brian Valimont wrote:

> Michael,
> I am aware that the Hopi have a flood myth. It is in the first chapter
> of Frank Waters Book, "The Hopi", as well as in "Dine Bahane", I'm sure.
> Best of Luck.
> Brian Valimont
> West Georgia College