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  • Introduction to Kachinas

    “Bring happiness to my people.” They lived in an arid and unforgiving land, in a time of change and uncertainty. A joining of clans and social aggregation commenced in the American southwest after the 12th century collapse of the Chaco Great House culture and later migrations out of Mesa Verde. Devastating droughts, regional conflicts and times of scarcity remained in collective memory. It was in this context that Pueblo peoples of the Late Prehistoric period moved across the desert landscape, seeking community and stability, aligning forces, sharing material culture, ritual and ideas. “Each clan that arrived and sought to ... [Read More]