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Kokopelli :fluteplayer images in rock artby Dennis Slifer
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Kokopelli, the mysterious, humpbacked fluteplayer of the American Southwest, has been a sacred figure to Native Americans since prehistoric times. Fertility symbol, rain priest, roving minstrel and trader, hunting magician, and trickster, Kokopelli was painted and carved on rock walls and boulders from the time of the Anasazi, the Ancient ones, to the 1700s. Today, Kokopelli is still portrayed by Pueblo Indians in ceremonies, dances, songs, and stories; and he is also becoming popular in the art and literature of non-Indians.
A survey of the humpbacked flute player in rock art depictions. Includes information on where to find sites, photos, and maps.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-160) and index.
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