Edward S Curtis

At the Shrine - Navaho, plate #30
13 x 16.25 in
Framed: 22.75 x 25.50 in
Scattered about the Navaho reservation are many cairn shrines. The Navaho, when alone or in parties, on approaching one these gathers a few twigs of pinon or cedar, places them on the shrine, scatters a pinch of sacred meal upon it, and makes supplication for that which he may habitually need or which the moment demands.