ATH 346-01

lecture-4-native-n-america

Kivas

  • ceremonies start in kiva
  • passage to underground
    • holy people/kachina still live there
  • smoking singing praying
  • invocation of Kachina or gods
  • followed by public dances & ceremonies in town plaza

eastern ceremonials

  • kachinas: supernatural brings
    • often ancestors
    • manifest in human form
    • masks transform wearer into kachina
  • cure sick & bring rain
  • social control: keep people in line
  • now live in a third world
    • enter this world via Kiva

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