I found myself hoping that the snake dance prayer for rain would not "take" until we were safely back over this road.
What is the significance, the real meaning of the snake dance?
No white man had ever seen the snake dance of the Moquis and lived to tell of it, if his presence were known.
Old-timers and young fellows alike were joining in the snake dance.
It is a replica of the snake dance, but shorter and simpler, and here corn is carried instead of snakes.
They were just as curious as we were about this snake dance.
In one of the sacred caves visited on this trip, the Apache medicine-men assembled for the purpose of holding their snake dance.
The Eagles were having a snake dance and their band was parading, the forty pieces blaring triumphantly.
With a concerted yell, the band of naked warriors who had chanted the solemn ritual of the snake dance rushed at the Indian agent.
The snake dance is a prayer for rain, which, according to the Hopi's ideas, is stored in vast reservoirs in the heavens.