The Hopi tribe has approximately 15,000 individuals and live in what is now northeastern Arizona on the edge of the Painted Desert. They herd sheep and grow corn, melons, squash, beans, and other vegetables. Instead of plowing their fields, they practice “dry farming” where they place windbreakers at certain intervals to retain soil, snow and moisture on the fields.
Masked dancers and hand-carved Kachina dolls are still part of the Hopi practices and ceremonies today. After the ceremony, the dolls are hung on the walls so tribe members can learn the characteristics of that Kachina.