Ma'lokatsinam; Cloud-Bringing Katsinam

Ma´lokatsinam were very popular at the beginning of this century. On Second and Third Mesas, they performed during the Night Dances in March, and during dances held on the plazas from March through June. On First Mesa, they performed with Nimankatsinam. Today, Ma´lokatsinam are seen only occassionally performing prayers for rain and a bountiful harvest. They are easily identifiable by cloud symbols painted on their foreheads. (45-25-10/28868, 45-25-10/28867)

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