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Glossary of Native American Kachina Dolls

In this area where land is good, but moisture is all-important, the Hopi have developed a religion much concerned with prayers and ceremonies to bring rain and good crops. During the Snake Dance, for example, snakes are held in the…

What Is a Kachina Doll?

Snow(Navak’china) – Brings snow and cold weather essential for the growth of crops. Ram- Dances to increase his kind, and has power over the rain. Here are some common Kachinas and a brief summary of their meaning and significance. Kachina…

Types of Native American Kachina Dolls

Kachinas represent icons of Hopi mythology and natural elements and celestial objects such as crops, animals, and the sun. We’ve created a new place where questions are at the center of learning. Find out more about the history of Kachina…