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Dolls of the Tusayan Indians and

 Provisional List of Annual Ceremonies at Walpi

Internationales Archiv fr Ethnographie, 1894-95

J. Walter Fewkes - 1994-95

 Gustav's Library Vintage Reprint

Another extraordinarily rare publication from the archives of Lawrence Conrad.  Jesse Walter Fewkes presented these papers in Europe in 1894-1895.  The full page color plates of the Katchinas are amazing.

This 8-1/2" x 11", 58 page, soft cover, facsimile reprint is illustrated with 7 full page color plates of Katchinas and numerous in text figures. $16.95

   

Sample Plates (click image to enlarge)


 

Si-o-S(h)-li-ko

Another doll the name of which I am ignorant, has upon the head radiating slabs of wood colored red and tipped with black, with white spots. The face is green and around each eye, which is very protuberant, there is a red rectangular figure bordered by a black band in which are white spots. Various names have been given me for this ka-tc-na, but I am doubtful as to its true name. The radiating slabs recall the sunflower emblem or may be conventionalized feathers. The name Si-o (Zui, Sh-la-ko) is commonly applied to this figurine.


 

Du-ms-ka-tci-na

 I have collected a specimen of a doll for which this name has been given me. Upon each side of the head it bears a thin wooden slab or terraced tablet. The position of the mouth is occupied by a triangular black figure recalling similar figures on women's blankets. A somewhat similar doll has the same formed appendages at the sides of the head with figures of the raincloud upon them. To this the name of O-mow-h has been given.
One of the most interesting dolls in the collection likewise has the triangular mouth of D-mas but stretched over the top of the head is a figure painted in three colors, red, yellow, and green. Around the top of the head there is nailed a piece of leather upon which are cloud symbols with falling rain, and above these zigzag sticks to which are given the name of lightning sticks are inserted. I do not know the name of this doll but some of the Indians have pointed to the lightning stick and called it the lightning ka-tci-na. Its face is painted green, and the figure carried on the head was made to indicate a rainbow, if we judge from the parallel bands and white markings.


 

S-li-ko-ma-na

 Dolls of S-li-ko-ma-na are among the most numerous which the children have. They are found of all degree of complication from simple decorated flat slabs to elaborately clothed dolls with complicated nk-tci. A constant feature among them all is some kind of terraced head dress and a rainbow crescent about the mouth.
The best S-li-ko-ma-na which I have is a squatty figure, the head of which has a U-shaped face painted white, bearing an elaborate double nk-tci. The forehead is crossed by a raised band, at the ends of which there are clusters of feathers and dark red fur. The raised band is, black with white rectangular spots and represents the ear of corn. From its middle, just above the nose, hangs a fragment of abalone. This ornament (Haliotis) is a constant one in most of the best ti-hus of S-li-ko and is often represented by a ring on tile and pottery decorations. The shell of the Haliotis is very commonly worn by Ka-tc-na dancers.
The mouth is surrounded by a rainbow semi-circle of red color bordered with black lines, the mouth opening being indicated by a small semicircle from which radiate three black lines enclosing a yellow, red, blue, and green zone. The eyes are indicated by rectangular marks, a black border enclosing a yellow within which, on the left eye, there is a black band. The right eye however has some variation, a blue line taking the place of the yellow, by which from a distance it seems as if this eye were black throughout. This difference in the color of the eyes is almost constant among ti-hus of S-li-ko-ma-na. The cheeks are marked by a red triangle with three inner red triangles. This symbol is often replaced by a red spot on each cheek.
The arrangement of the different cloud symbols, rainbow and other head ornaments can best be seen by a consultation of the figure. The reader's attention is called to the two squash emblems on their margin which is a constant feature on the head decorations of S-li-ko-ma-na. This emblem here appears as a wooden stalk with the unfolding flower, made of red wool stretched from radiating sticks. It is to be noticed that they appear in almost identically the same position as the whorls of hair on the heads of unmarried women at the present day and on the heads of certain men who personify female Ka-tc-na-or Ka-tci-na-ma-nas.
The body of S-li-ko-ma-na is covered by feathers arranged longitudinally with the shaft pointing upwards. One is tempted to regard this as a survival of the feather-garments in which certain traditional personages were clothed. S-li-ko-ma-na has long black hair down her back. The legs are short and stumpy, the right yellow, the left green, and the feet are red.