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ComGap 0007

This is a depititon of Shalako along with a more recent cross placed there probably to ward off evil spirits. According to they are not technically kachinas, the shalakos dance in pueblo ceremonials like the kachinas. Resembling giant birds, the Zuni shalakos are up to ten feet tall. While dancing rhythmically, they clack their beaks. They dance until near sunrise. The tall, conical, and long-necked for of the shalako with their long beaks was probably derived from the sandhill crane.


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Taken on May 14, 2004