Milton Howard creates a White Buffalo Kachina Dancer
Stands approximately 8-9 inches tall. Carved from cottonwood root.
This dancer is more sacred than other buffalo because he is a white buffalo. His possible origin may have originated from a doll carved by Alvin James, of Old Oraibi village at Third Mesa. Although he appears at social dances in the winter and on all mesas, he seems to originally be a Rio Grande or Plains Indian inspired figure which has been borrowed by the Hopi.1
1Kachinas Spirit Beings of the Hopi by Neil David Sr. and J. Brent Ricks and Alexander E. Anthony, Jr. pg112