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A Hopi in Two Musical Worlds

When our people first emerged onto this, the Fourth World, they came upon Massau, guardian of this world. Our people asked to live here and were given permission to do so with certain conditions. Massau instructed that to live here we must adopt four basic guides for our lives. First, we must have na'wakinpi (prayer), a way of communicating with our Creator. Second, we must have tup'tseuni (a religion) for spiritual guidance. Third, Massau said we must have ka'tsi (a culture), a way of life that distinguishes us from others. Finally, Massau said we must have navo'ti (prophesy) to guide our people into the future.

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