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

The Hopi Ceremonial Calendar by Month

The Hopi Ceremonial Calendar by Month

Although most of us consider January the first month of the year, according to Hopi customs it is actually the month of November that represents the start of a new cycle. The Hopi calendar is divided into two seasons – Katsina Season and Non-Katsina Season. During each month, different ceremonies and festivities occur in celebration… 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