Category Archives: Hopi Ceremonies

History of the Eagle Dance

History of the Eagle Dance

Although the eagle is often associated with the United States in general, it is more frequently associated with Native American culture. Eagles are the focus of many Native American legends and play a large role in many spiritually-based ceremonies among different tribes. Here at Kachina House, we offer a variety of different products that represent… Continue Reading

Hopi Wedding Traditions and the Wedding Vase

Hopi Wedding Traditions and the Wedding Vase

Full of longstanding traditions and beautiful ceremonial acts, Hopi weddings involve much preparation. A key component of many Hopi traditions, corn plays a role in the approving of a marriage as well as the wedding preparations themselves. When a couple decides to marry, the man must state his intentions to the bride-to-be’s family. If the… 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