Message #195 From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG To: "'Matthias Giessler'" [ AzTeC / SWA SASIG ] : Dead Media Working Note 09.9 http://www.mediahistory.com/dead/081-100.txt Source: "The Bedbugs' Night Dance and other Hopi Sexual Tales," Collected, translated and edited by Ekkehard Malotki. Published for the University of Northern Arizona by the University of Nebraska Press, 1995 page 367: "In the past when a Hopi wished to inform his fellow villagers of certain things, he would petition someone to make a public announcement on his behalf. At other times, a formal announcement could be made by the tsa'akmongwi, or official 'village crier.' "To broadcast his message, the crier always climbed on a rooftop. The opening formula of his announcement usually sounded as follows: 'Those of you people out there heed my words.' The conclusion was equally formalized: 'This is the announcement I was instructed to make known to you. That's about it.' Whenever the crier shouted out his announcement, he typically drew out the last word of each sentence.