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Hopi Summer: Letters from Ethel to Maud


The possibility that a New England woman and a Hopi woman forming a meaningful friendship in the late 1920s would have been almost impossible. Nonetheless, Maude Melville and Ethel Salyah Muchvo met during a short visit to the Hopi reservation made by the Melville family 80 years ago. Following an eight-day visit, the women from extremely different worlds carried on a written correspondence for a decade following their chance meeting.