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or katchina

[kuh-chee-nuh] /kəˈtʃi nə/
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The masked dances amongst the Pueblos, in which animal personifications take place and masks are worn, are called katcina dances.

    Human Animals Frank Hamel
  • In the summer 'dances' snake-charming feats are performed, but in the katcina ceremony serpents are never employed.

  • Most of these 'dances' are arranged by the katcina clan, and take place in dance-houses known as kivas.

  • No women wear katcina masks in a Hopi ceremony, the female katcinas being invariably represented by men.

    Human Animals Frank Hamel

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