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katcina

or ka·tchi·na

[kuh-chee-nuh]
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noun
  1. kachina.
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Historical Examples

  • In the summer 'dances' snake-charming feats are performed, but in the Katcina ceremony serpents are never employed.

    The Myths of the North American Indians

    Lewis Spence

  • 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

  • The masked dances amongst the Pueblos, in which animal personifications take place and masks are worn, are called Katcina dances.

    Human Animals

    Frank Hamel