"Beautiful color photographs of 200 kachina dolls are combined with sensitivy commentary by the Hopi author"--Book News
"Finally, a sensitive, simplified, beautifully illustrated presentation of the Hopi kachinas by a respected Hopi spokesperson. This is an informative book for the lay person with an insight into Hopi thought for the expert." --New Mexico Book League
Alph H. Secakuku was born in the Hopi village of Supawlavi on Second Mesa, Arizona, to the Snake Clan. His mother is a descendant of the Snake Clan people from the village of Paaqavi on Third Mesa.
Alph spent the first twenty years of his life on the Hopi Reservation, living and learning the traditions and cultural teachings of the Hopi. He worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs for twenty-four yuears, retiring in 1994. In his retirement, Alph serves as an artist (carver of kachina dolls, stone sculptor, and painter) and lecturer on the subject of Hopi tradition and culture. Not available for wholesale.