Hopi clowning and the life of Michael Kabotie

This semester I am teaching a course on Native religious traditions.  Last week I assigned Emory Sekaquaptewa’s article “One More Smile for a Hopi Clown.”

After reading this article, one of my students sought additional information on Hopi clowning and discovered the above video on Youtube.

She wrote a really interesting post about it on her class blog.

The video is a fascinating look into Hopi clowning and the life of Hopi artist Michael Kabotie. Ed Kabotie, Michael Kabotie’s son, is the one giving the presentation.

4 thoughts on “Hopi clowning and the life of Michael Kabotie

  1. thank you so much for your presentation … what a delight and joy to watch it. I have have the privilage of visiting the hopi mesa’s several times and met the hopi clowns during the fall celebration … how lovely to meet the joy and gentle love of laughter

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