Hope Snake Dance, Arizona

Hope Snake Dance, Arizona Native Americana


Stock #: 393837
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
Publisher: Fred Harvey
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Series 13959
The Snake Dance is a ceremony lasting nine days and nights, the dance itself taking place on the ninth or final day. It is the most weird, unique and amazing spectacle to be found in any part of the world. The snakes are gathered from the country around and kept under the control of the Snake Priests nine days and at the end of the dance they are dropped into one wriggling, writhing mass, and each snake man participating as he passes the heap at a rapid gait plunges both hands into the mass and catches up as many snakes as he can possibly grasp in two hands and returns with them to the mesa below
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