This is a Mixed Animals Dance done by the Hopi on First Mesa (Sichamovi). I am just using this video to point out similarities between some of the Hopi dance regalia and some of those worn by Jews during their ceremonies. In particular I would like to point out the Kachina's dancers which are dressed as deer or antelope have a white shawl hanging behind them from their waist. These are extremely similar to ones used by Jews in their ceremonies. With that in mind I would like to share a quick insight by Hugh Nibley in regards to some of these ceremonial harmonies.
Nibley was quick to share these intimate experiences among the Hopi with others. Numerous times he took friends and family to observe the Hopi. On one occasion he shared the following:
To sum it up in Nibley’s own words he stated, “My own connections with the Hopi…are exhilarating, puzzling, and faith-promoting.”
(Hugh Nibley, Hugh Nibley Speaks on Temples: Temples Everywhere. Track 7 [audio cd])