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The Hopis are known for their Kachina dolls These dolls come in different color and textures The Hopis gives away the Kachina dolls as a gift to young girls and women The dolls represent the dancers in the village They are used often within the Hopi peopleAs centuries passed the Kachina dolls slowly changed from tools colors and garments These dolls are considered the most sacred and beautiful product among their peopleThe Hopi Indians are believed to be independent and spiritual people They originated from the north towards the four corners of the southwest in which today is known as Utah New Mexico Colorado and Arizona Washburn 1980 After leaving the north to the four corners the Hopi Indians stayed in Arizona from the period of 700 to 1700 ADThey lived in pit houses made of mud which were one to two feet tall Washburn 1980They were located in the Black Mesa of Arizona a warm climate area of the Great Plains where they lived on three mesa villages which had high plateau These mesas are considered the first second and third The first mesa consists of the traditional villages which have the Walpi Sichomovi and Hano The second mesa consists of the cultural center and hotel which consisted of the Shongopovi Mishongnovi and Shipaulovi The third mesa consists of the tribal governments known as the Oraibi Simpson 1953The Hopis is a group of native tribes that consist of 6500 people who speaks Shoshonean a language known as the peaceful people Mora 1979 The main concentration of this passage states how and whythe Hopi Kachina dolls have changed overtimeKachina dolls play a huge part in the Hopi Indian culture Kachina dolls are used as an important part in the Hopi way of life and given as prayer for fertility and reminder of the Kachinas Jacobs 1980When the dolls are distributed to girls and women they are usually displayed on the wall or hung to show
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