Kachina, Antelope
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Kachina, Antelope
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Collect Kachinas from the Hopi Reservation!
Like most of the game animals, the Antelope is danced as a prayer for the increase of his kind. When he appears, whether in the kiva or as a group in the plaza, it is in the hope that more of his kind will be around for harvesting by the Hopis. The Hopis may offer him cornmeal and prayer feathers and explicitly state the wish that he will remain and allow them to take some members of the antelope family. The stick that he holds in his hands represents the front legs of the animal when he walks and dances.

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