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Koshare: The Sacred Clown of the Hopi

Koshare: The Sacred Clown of the Hopi

Koshare is a sacred clown of the Hopi, one that you’re likely to see at Katsina ceremonies. He is one of several clowns, which are sometimes called jesters or tricksters. He is a powerful figure and important to the community. His Appearance A popular image of the clown is a man that has painted himself with wide… Continue Reading

Celebrating Native American Fathers This Father’s Day

Celebrating Native American Fathers This Father’s Day

Despite being both matrilocal and matrilineal, Navajo culture values the contributions of fathers in their children’s lives. In the Hossain and Aziano study, fathers were shown to participate in child-rearing only a few hours a week less than mothers. A child’s father is a strong role model in the development of children of all genders. Even the tradition of uncles being… Continue Reading