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Zuni Fetish Carvings and Their Meanings

Zuni Fetish Carvings and Their Meanings

Today, the Zuni Pueblo is located directly west of Albuquerque, reaching the eastern Arizona border. The Zuni people have an intricate religious belief system and prolific art history behind them that revolves around nature and animal spirits. The Zuni Pueblo of New... Read more

The Jemez Pueblo Harvest Celebration

The Jemez Pueblo feast day celebrating Saint Persingula, the patron saint of the Pueblo, is held every year on August 2nd. While some rituals in most feast day celebrations are very private and secret, Palms’ owner, Guy Berger, has been invited to attend this... Read more
Kokopelli: Fertility Deity and God of Harvest

Kokopelli: Fertility Deity and God of Harvest

  In many places in the world, primitive people used to carve images on rocks, often called Petroglyphs.  The Kokopelli, a mystical flute player, is the most well known petroglyph in the American southwest. Petroglyph carvings of the Kokopelli figure date... Read more
The Snake Dance of the Hopi Indians

The Snake Dance of the Hopi Indians

The Snake Dance of the Hopi Indians Excerpts from the book by Earle R. Forrest, followed by a personal comment from Palms Trading Company Owner Guy Berger   In no other part of the world will you witness a religious ceremony during which the participants dance... Read more
Zuni Fetishes: History, Legend, and Purpose

Zuni Fetishes: History, Legend, and Purpose

  When it comes to Zuni fetishes, “more than meets the eye” only begins to scratch the surface of all that lies behind these beautiful Native American carvings.  In fact, the stories and history behind fetishes extend far beyond what many view as just a stone... Read more
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