Southwest Native Americans - Pueblo Kachina Dolls Illustration

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Kachina Dolls

Kachina Dolls: There are over 300 different Kachinas in the Pueblo religion.

Kachinas are strong spirits that control nature.

Both the Hopi and the Zuni tribe made carved wood Kachina dolls for trade as well as for tools to teach their children the names and powers of the different Kachina spirits.

Dolls were dressed in the same costumes as the men wore when they dressed up like the many spirits in which they believed.

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