Shipaulovi, Arizona

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Also spelled Sipaulovi, Shipaulovi is one of three villages located on Second Mesa within the larger network and community of the Hopi people who are spread out across the three mesas within Black Mesa, Arizona. The area of all three mesas makes up the Hopi reservation. Each of the mesas has its own cultural and spiritual significance to the Hopi people, and similarly, each village maintains its own traditions and rituals even while there is overlap among them.

Shipaulovi is the northern most village on Second Mesa, which also includes the villages of Shongopovi and Mishongovi. Shipaulovi houses the Sipaulovi Hopi Information Center, which provides tours of the surrounding area. Otellie Pasivyaya Loloma, a famous Hopi potter, was born in this village.

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" Hopi Village of Shipaulovi, Ariz.," photograph, Josef Muench Collection (NAU.PH.2003.11.9.E8175). Special Collections and Archives, Cline Library, Northern Arizona University.

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