American Native Zuni masks and Ko-ye-me-shi.

American natives. Zuni masks. The Religious Life of the Zuni Child

GROUP OF SÄ-LÄ-MŌ-BĪ-YA MASKS.

ZUÑI MASKS AND KŌ-YĒ-MĒ-SHI. GROUP OF SÄ-LÄ-MŌ-BĪ-YA MASKS.

1. KŌ-YĒ-MĒ-SHI – 2. PA-OO-TI-WA – 3. SAI-A-HLI-A. Ceremonial masks for rain and corn dance of Zuni Indians of North America Southwest. Read more: INVOLUNTARY INITIATION INTO THE KŌK-KŌ.

The Religious Life of the Zuni Child by Mrs Tilly E Stevenson. From the Fifth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1883-84 by J. W. Powell, Director (Washington, Government Printing Office, 1887).

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Note:  Scalp Shirt of Little Big Man. Chief of the Lakota Oglala-Sioux. c. 1897

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