Hopi Cottonwood Kokopelli Katsina Doll with Genitalia by Jimmie Koots - C3843i
Jimmie Kootshongsie is best known by everyone as Jimmie Koots. He was born at Hopi Pueblo on the Third Mesa village of Hotevilla during the period of World War I. At a very young age, he and many other Hopi children were removed from their homes and taken to government schools where they were to be stripped of their Hopi beliefs and heritage and assimilated into the White man's culture. Koots survived the five long years at the Bureau of Indian Affairs School and then returned to his native village.