Milton Howard White Buffalo Dancer
Hopi Master Carver 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
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1Kachinas Spirit Beings of the Hopi by Neil David Sr. and J. Brent Ricks and Alexander E. Anthony, Jr. pg112