White Ogre Kachina
by Milton Howard
About the kachina
Kachinas are given in hope of future wealth and wellbeing, and are often used teaching tool the next generation. These
figures bridge young and old, as well as teach non-natives about the spiritual world. Each year, Kachinas come to bring life and renewal, when
they return to the spiritual world they take the prayers of the native people with them.
Here is a white version of the Black Ogre
("Nataska") who is used to threaten small children when they misbehave. He carries a saw and bow and arrows for hunting. Dressed in a simple
outfit, he awaits his food.
About Milton Howard
Born in 1964 on a Navajo-Hopi reservation in Arizona, Milton Howard started carving as a young boy. He was taught
his craft by his uncles, and his favorite figures include: crow mother, badger kachina, and Hano clown.