This is a Hopi Kachina
By Barton Wright and Evelyn Roat
The Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, 1965
Softcover, staple binding, 28 pages, illustrated in color
There are seven major ceremonies performed regularly. They are Soyal, Wuwuchim, Oaqol, Marau, Snake or Flute, Niman, and Powamu. They are performed on all the Hopi mesas on a scheduled calendar. Each is conducted by one or more chiefs whose offices are hereditary. Each has eight days of secret rites and ends with a public dance on the ninth day. The primary aim is the production of rain, fertility, and growth. All ceremonies include the same techniques: offering prayer sticks, building an altar of sacred objects, sprinkling medicine, prayer, song, and dance.
This booklet is a good reference for such dances and is beautifully illustrated with katsina dolls appropriate to those ceremonies.