John Steele
The Indians
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Eototo
Kachina Chief


Eototo is the Chief of all the Kachina and is called their "Father". He is also at times called the husband of Hahai Whuti. Eototo controls the seasons and is the leading figure in the Bean Dance ceremony. On the Third Mesa he is seen with his companion Aholi, but is not accompanied by him on th First and Second Mesa.

With his partner Aholi, he conducts a ceremony which purpose is to draw the clouds and moisture in the village. He appears in other ceremonies as well including the Niman in July. Eototo is th "Wuya" to the Bear Clan who are the traditional village chiefs. He carries the Mongko (Chief's Stick) which shows he has power and authority in the spirit world.

 

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