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[koo k-soo]
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of a religious cult among Indians of central California.
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Origin of Kuksu

From the Eastern Pomo word kúksu
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Historical Examples

  • The Kuksu staff was feathered on the end, whereas that of Calnis was somewhat shorter and did not have the feather tuft.

    Francis Drake and the California Indians, 1579

    Robert F. Heizer

  • The down-filled net cap was used by the Coast Miwok in the Kuksu and other ceremonial performances.