Snake Altar, Hopi Indians
Title:
Snake Altar, Hopi Indians
Walpi Arizona (AZ), Linen unused

Description:
Situated high upon the Mesa, 512 ft. above the surrounding valley, this rock is the site of the world famous Hopi Indian Snake Dance, held here every other year in August. The membership in the Snake Clan is inherited thru the mother. The "Kisi" or Snake House, in which the snakes are kept during the ceremony is built of Cottonwood boughs beside this Altar


Main Street of Walpi, Hopi Indian Village
Title:
Main Street of Walpi, Hopi Indian Village
Walpi Arizona (AZ), Real Photo PM 1951 Jan-17



Main Street of Walpi
Title:
Main Street of Walpi
Walpi Arizona (AZ), Real Photo PM 1951 Jan-16


Walpi Indian Village - Hopi Pottery Makers
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Walpi Indian Village - Hopi Pottery Makers
Walpi Arizona (AZ), Real Photo unused



Hopi Indian Snake Dance
Title:
Hopi Indian Snake Dance
Walpi Arizona (AZ), Divided Back unused

Description:
This religious ceremony is celebrated once a year to insure rain and an abundant harvest. The public dance of the snake priests, with the snakes held in their mouths, is the culmination of a ceremony extending over a period of 20 days.


The Hopi Indian Village
Title:
The Hopi Indian Village
Walpi Arizona (AZ), Linen

Description:
Waipi ,Mishonqnovi,Oraibi and Hotevilla probably because of the Snake Dance held at one or another annually ,are the best known villagers in the Hopi Indian Resevation which,strangely enough,is entirely sur rounded by the vast reacheres of the Vavaia.Reservation .Whereas the Navajorlive in hogans wide scattered and frecuently changes their places of abode ,the Hopis have built permanent apartment overlooking their famlands and the desert beyond.



Snake Alter
Title:
Snake Alter
Walpi Arizona (AZ), Linen unused

Description:
Situated high upon the Mesa, 512 ft. above the surrounding valley, this rock is the site of the world famous Hopi Indian Snake Dance, held here every other year in August. The membership in the Snake Clan is inherited thru the mother. The "Kisi" or snake House, in which the snakes are kept during the ceremony is built of cottonwood boughs beside this Altar.




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