National Geographic : 1921 Jun
SCENES FROM AMERICA'S SOUTHWEST 651 © Frederick I. Monsen TINY "WARRIORS" OF THE "PEACEFUI, PEOPLE": ARIZONA These Hopi youngsters are "children of the sun" in a double sense. They are dedicated to that luminary deity by their parents, and are completely exposed to its penetrating desert rays until they are well in their 'teens. As their name signifies, the Hopi Indians are pacific; but they are far from being pacifists. Their "standing army" consists of a clan in which every mother raises her son to be a warrior, just as certain other clans are entrusted with the perpetuation of the Snake Dance and similar customs. The extinct Chaco Canyon pueblo people (see "A New National Geographic Society Expedition," pages 637 to 643) may have had an even more complex social organization, for they dwelt in apartment-houses com pared to which many pueblo dwellings are but groups of cottages.