021 butterfly dancer kachina doll1200Books and Guides to Kachinas

Kachina types may cross match into one or more group since many kachinas are multi-faceted with numerous responsbilities and roles.

There are several books available which help to learn about the farming culture and religious practices of the Hopi Indians of Arizona.

Printed Resources and Reference Hopi Dolls

  • Treasures of the Hopi by Theda Bassman - provides a good background of the history of the Hopis and how they strive to maintain their unique spiritual and traditional heritage despite constant encroachment and influences of modern civilization. ISBN: 0-87358-672-7
  • A Guide to Hopi Katsina Dolls by Kent McManis - details the evolution of katsina carvings and how the designs have both changed and remained the same over time due to the popularity and demand for dolls by collectors and tourists.ISBN: 1-887896-17-1
  • Hopi Kachinas - the Complete Guide to Collecting Kachina Dolls - also provides a good background of Hopi culture. Primarily focused on Kachina doll descriptions with many great photographs. ISBN:
  • Kachinas: A Hopi Artist's Documentary by Barton Wright - ISBN: 0-87358-110-5
  • Traditional Hopi Kachinas A New Generation of Carvers by Jonathan S. Day - ISBN: 0-87358-740-5
  • Hopi Kachina Tradition Following the Sun and the Moon by Alph H. Secakuku - ISBN: 0-87358-644-1
  • Classic Hopi And Zuni Kachina Figures by Barton Wright - ISBN: 0-89013-483-9
  • Hopi Kachina Dolls with a Key to Their Identification by Harold S. Colton - ISBN: 978-0826301802
  • Kachinas: Spirit Beings of the Hopi by J. Brent Ricks and Alexander E.,Jr. Anthony - ISBN: 978-0936755212
  • Kachina Dolls: The Art of Hopi Carvers by Helga Teiwes - ISBN: 0-81651-264-7
  • The Indian Sign Language by W. P. Clark - ISBN: 978-0803263093
  • Cut and Make Kachina Dolls by A. G. Smith (Author), Josie Hazen (Author) - ISBN: 0486272532
  • The Kids' Multicultural Art Book: Art & Craft Experiences from Around the World (Williamson Kids Can!)