"The Hopi word 'Kipok'
means 'go to battle' or 'attacking someone.' This kachina frequently
comes in the summer time with the clowns, although he may infrequently
appear during the fast parade. He has been known to gather men
and bring them to the proper kiva.
"He functions as a 'hunter'
of the clowns and has been seen to chastise the other kachinas
he apperas with in the mixed Kachina dance and to threaten punishment
"Dolls of this kachina
are not found in earlier collections and were called Powak Koyemsi
only a couple of decades ago. This is usually a sign that the
Kachina has not been present for a very long time for it is still
regarded with suspicion."
- Kachinas: Spirit Beings of the
Hopi, Neil David, et al. (116)