Brian Haley Publishes New Research Article

Brian Haley (Anthropology) has published a new peer-reviewed research article in Journal of the Southwest. “Ammon Hennacy and the Hopi Traditionalist Movement: Roots of the Counterculture’s Favorite Indians,” addresses the long overlooked history of pacifist-anarchist and Catholic Worker activist Ammon Hennacy’s involvement with the political faction known ethnographically as the Hopi Traditionalist Movement. Beginning in the immediate aftermath of World War II, Hennacy and the Hopis collaborated in creating a movement that crossed ethnic boundaries and produced widespread popular misunderstandings of the Hopi. Their collaboration marks a starting point for specific cultural influences that shaped the Sixties counterculture, metaphysical (New Age) spirituality, and strands within Native American activism and spiritualism.