FOLLOWING THE SUN AND MOON: HOPI KACHINA TRADITION; Alph H. Secakuku. Northland Publishing, P.O. Box 1389, Flagstaff, AZ 86002-1389, (800) 346-3257, (800) 257-9082 FAX. Illustrat ed, index, appendix, glossary, list of readings, map. 147 pp., $20 paper, 9 x 12" 0-87358-644-1
A spectacular catalogue of over 200 Hopi katchina dolls in the collection of the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona, with commentary from the Hopi point of view. The book is arranged according to the Hopi ceremonial calendar, and Sekakuku explains how each of the Kachina ceremonies, which begin in February and last until July, relate to the Hopi religion. Colorful and informative, "Following the Sun and Moon" will benefit kachina collectors as well as those interested in the Hopi way of life. Northland (the publisher) also has a line of southwestern design T-shirts and other gifts. Grade: A. Reviewed by Steve Brock
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