First American Traders

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First American Traders

(505) 722-6601

198 E Historic Highway 66
Gallup, NM 87301 (Map)

Store Hours
Mon 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun Closed

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Hopi kachina dolls are typically carved from cottonwood root, by Native Americans from the Hopi Pueblo. In the Hopi language they are referred to as: tithu or katsintithu. Traditionally, these carvings are used to teach young women and brides about “katsinas”-the immortal beings that bring weather, such as rain, and control the natural world and society. These “katsinas” also act as messengers between humans and the spiritual world.