Monthly Archives: May 2016

Learn About the Hunter Katsinam

Learn About the Hunter Katsinam

During Hakitonmuya the Hopi people work together to prepare for the growing season. A time when the earliest crops are planted, special dishes are prepared from cornmeal and much hunting is done, each individual is given specific tasks to complete. Men are tasked with hunting duties and there are certain hunter Katsinam that represent this… Continue Reading

Hakitonmuya and the Katsinam Who Arrive in May

Hakitonmuya and the Katsinam Who Arrive in May

Also called “the waiting season,” Hakitonmuya occurs in May and begins the planting season. Although it is too early for most crops to be planted, bean, pumpkin and watermelon seeds can be put into the soil, symbolizing the start of growing season. The scattering of these crops is a special occasion, and a variety of… Continue Reading