Si'o Sa'lako


Si´o Sa´lako are very skilled at bringing rain, and are easily distinguished from other katsinam by their full feather skirts. They were introduced to First Mesa by the Zuni around 1850. "Si´o" means Zuni in the Hopi language. At first, they always came in groups of four and behaved like Zuni katsinam. Later, as they became more Hopi, only one appeared, usually with Si´o Sa´lakwmana. On First Mesa, they now perform in January during Paamuya. (45-25-10/28823)


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