(fire crackling) (singing in native language) WOMAN (speaking Hopi): (singing continues) (singing continues) WOMAN (speaking Hopi): WOMAN (speaking Hopi): (fire bursts) ♪ ♪ WOMAN (speaking Hopi): ♪ ♪ WOMAN (speaking Hopi): ♪ ♪ NARRATOR: In their origin story, after they emerge from the earth, the Pueblo are given a sacred quest-- find the Center Place.
LEIGH KUWANWISIWMA: So, some clans went clockwise and some clans went counterclockwise.
And as the clans migrated, they placed an insignia where they were at that particular time and place, which is a spiral.
♪ ♪ WOMAN (speaking Hopi): ♪ ♪ (men chanting, fire crackling) (scraping) ♪ ♪ NARRATOR: Chaco was a place where people came together from vast distances.
KUWANWISIWMA: Chaco was a culmination of many years of learning and knowledge, and perfecting their ceremonies.
NARRATOR: People share knowledge and beliefs based on thousands of years of observing their world.
Ceremonies to influence the very forces of nature.
They are still practiced today.