Monthly Archives: April 2015

Wuyak-kuita the Broadface Katsina

Every spiritual path has its protectors. The Puebloan belief system employs Katsinam to act as guards during ceremonies and as guides for mankind.   Dolls and figurines have always played a sacred role in spiritual and cultural ritual and ceremony. The Katsina doll isn’t a toy; rather it is a symbol of the Katsina that… Continue Reading

The Native American Medicine Bag

The Native American Medicine Bag

In traditional Native American culture, one of the most revered objects is the medicine bag (or bundle). Seen in most tribes, the medicine bag is used in precise rituals for various purposes. The keeper of each tribe’s medicine bag is typically known as the medicine man, although anyone may possess a bag of his or… Continue Reading