katchina

noun ka·tchi·na
variants: or

katcina

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  1. 1 :  one of the deified ancestral spirits believed among the Hopi and other Pueblo Indians to visit the pueblos at intervals

  2. 2 :  one of the elaborately masked kachina impersonators that dance at agricultural ceremonies

  3. 3 :  a doll representing a kachina


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