Codex Taawa: Exploring the Cosmos of the Hopi (9781940322452)
Publisher: Rio Nuevo Publishers (06/01/2022)
Hardcover: 104 pages
Item Weight: 17.44lbs
Dimensions: 9.25h x 7.25w x 0.50d
About the Author
Gerald Dawavendewa grew up in the Hopi village of Munqapi, located in the desert of Northern Arizona, and with Cherokee relatives in the deep woods of Oklahoma. He remembers the night skies. With little outdoor lighting at Munqapi and none at his Cherokee grandparent's home, the night sky was overwhelming, with every space filled with stars, planets, meteors, the milky way, and the moon. In 1994, in partnership with NASA and the University of Arizona, Gerald was honored to be asked to create artwork depicting the Hopi cosmos, which was sent into space aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-59). Through his artwork, Gerald hopes to share his cultures, educate the public about the rich heritage of native nations, and promote a greater understanding of the indigenous world. He is also the creator of the book, The Butterfly Dance.