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Snake priests out at sunrise to hunt for ceremonial snakes on first day of Snake Dance Ceremony at the pueblo of Oraibi, Arizona, 1898

By George Wharton James

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Photograph of two Hopi snake priests out at sunrise to hunt for ceremonial snakes on the first day of the Snake Dance Ceremony at the pueblo of Oraibi, Arizona, 1898. The priests wear skirts and moccasins. A ladder sticks out of the subterranean kiva in the low mound. The multi-tiered dwellings of the pueblo are visible at right. The silhouettes of two other people can be seen at left towards the background. The flat desert is visible in the distant background

Topics: Hopi Snake Dance Ceremony, tribal areas, Indians -- Hopi -- Snake Dance, Indians of North America; Hopi Indians; Rites and ceremonies
Publisher: University of Southern California. Libraries
Year: 2000
OAI identifier: oai:digitallibrary.usc.edu:p15799coll65/16900
Provided by: USC Digital Library
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