kachina kachina

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a masked dancer during a Pueblo religious ceremony who is thought to embody some particular spirit
  2. (n) a deified spirit of the Pueblo people
  3. (n) a carved doll wearing the costume of a particular Pueblo spirit; usually presented to a child as a gift

Usage(s):

  1. The collection of colorful Hopi Indian kachina dolls was tagged for the Heard Museum in Phoenix.
  2. The Indians enlisted the influence of Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater, himself a noted collector of kachina dolls.
  3. Like Native Americans themselves, jewelry fanciers feel power in a massive Navajo turquoise bracelet, transcendence in a kachina, or spirit, figure.

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