Hopi Pachavuin Mana is also
known as the female Hemis Kachin Mana - whereas all other katsinam
are portrayed by men, if masked, her figure is truly a woman.
Hemis Kachin Mana appears on Second Mesa, they bring the beans
sprouts, corn sprouts and grass to a village harvest. The crowd
is usually lead by Chief Kachinas and Village Chiefs to perform
certian rites and wait for the given signal to leave.
Henry Shelton, whos
Hopi name is Ho-yaoma, translated to Arrow Carrying, is
from the village of Oraibi on Third Mesa on the Hopi Reservation.
His father was Peter Shelton, Sr. and his brother is Peter Shelton,
Jr. both of whom were carvers of katsina dolls.
Henry attended the Santa Fe
Indian School from 1944 to 1949. His awards and exhibitions are
too numerous to mention here. He devoted much of his life to
creating katsina dolls, paintings, and sculptures.
He is in collections of the
Smithsonian, Museum of Northern Arizona, Kansas State Historical
Society, Denver Art Museum and Heard Museum and many private
collections. His work is eagerly sought.