Kachina, Messenger of the Gods, by Steven C.

This stamp represents a sand painting of a Kachina, which is a messenger of the Gods. The Southwest Indians believed in Kachinas. Some of the designs on the picture represents symbols for mountains, clouds, rainbows, evening star, ears of corn, and sprigs of pinon pine. The Southwest Indians believed that Kachina used the rainbow and the evening star to travel. The mountains represent where God lives because the mountains were so high. The clouds represent the rain that grows the corn and the pinon pine trees. They ate the corn and the nuts from the pinon pine trees. They would use the pinon pine trees for other uses besides food.

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