‘Hopi Summer: Letters from Ethel to Maud (2007)’ by Carolyn O’Bagy Davis
April 24, 2011
In 1927, Maud Melville, a wealthy New Englander, and Ethel Muchvo, a Hopi potter, struck up a remarkable friendship.
Based on diaries, letters and photographs of Ethel and Maud, O’Bagy Davis delves into the relationship that blossomed between two different women throughout many years of triumphs and sorrows.
The story of Ethel and Maud also documents a bygone time in Native American history, “Hopi summer” before wrenching change came to the traditional Pueblo world of the Hopi.