[hohp-wel, -wuh l]
- a city in E Virginia, on the James River.
[hohp-wel, -wuh l or hohp-wel-ee-uh n]
- of or relating to an advanced mound-building and agricultural Amerindian culture 100 b.c.–a.d. 400, centered in Ohio and Illinois and characterized by geometric earthworks, many large conical or dome-shaped burial mounds, corded and stamped pottery, ornamental knives and tobacco pipes, and the extensive trading of raw materials and artifacts.
Origin of Hopewell2
after Cloud Hopewell, owner (circa 1890) of a farm in Ross Co., Ohio, on which tumuli characterizing the culture were excavated
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This may account for the language of the treaty of Hopewell.
The treaty of Hopewell seems not to have established a solid peace.
"You'll find her there," said Hopewell with a gesture of his bow.
Hopewell had been keeping it from her—that Janice had gone away, ye know.
"They tell me, Mr. Day, that he's a wonderful child," Hopewell said seriously.