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Kachina Doll

Wood and feathers

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 91.E1.28
Geography: North and Central America, United States
Classification: Ceremonial and Performance Artifacts
Culture/Nationality: Hopi, Native American
Collection: Nahm Collection

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  • Hopi - Style and culture of the westernmost group of Pueblo Indians, situated in what is now northeastern Arizona, on the edge of the Painted Desert. They speak a Shoshonean language of Uto-Aztecan stock. The precise origin of the Hopi is unknown, although it is thought that they and other Pueblo peoples descended from the Ancestral Pueblo (Anasazi).
  • kachina dolls - Hopi, Pueblo, or Zuni dolls of various forms and materials that represent a dancer's ritual reenactment of a Kachina spirit, typically taking the form of animals, plants, objects, or persons; often given to children at the end of special ceremonies. Other tribes, such as the Navaho, produce kachina dolls as collectibles.
  • Native American - Typically reserved to refer narrowly to the cultures of the native peoples of the United States and Canada, excluding the Eskimos and Aleuts. For the indigenous peoples of Canada use the term "First Nations." For the broader concept of the cultures of any native peoples of Central America, South America, North America, or the West Indies who are considered to belong to the Mongoloid division of the human species, use "Amerindian (culture)."
  • North American - Refers to the cultures of the continent of North America, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, the Arctic Circle, and Central America. In classifications schemes based on physical geography, Central America, and North America are parts of the same continent.
  • religion and mythology
  • Southwestern Native American - Styles and cultures Southwestern Native America.
  • wood - The principal tissue of trees and other plants that provides both strength and a means of conducting nutrients. Wood is one of the most versatile materials known.

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