> I spoke with some Tribal Elders from the Denver Indian Council last year and
> I was told that they prefer that non-native people do not recreate Kachinas
> because they are so sacred.
Good point: In the 2-D work I had students use the Kachina as a source
design but tried to maintain accuracy. In the 3-D, I had them create
idea of what their own original kachina might look like with a made up legend.
Woody in KC
> Some things they found permisable were
> re-creating/designing the costumes worn by the Kachinas, You may want to
> check in your area.
> Also Woody, I'm planning on having my fourth and fifth grade students
> make clay storytellers this year, too.