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August 24, 1990 | GEORGE HARDEEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After two weeks of sacrifice and secret preparation, the men of the Antelope and Snake clans are now preparing to enter the plaza of Shungopavi Village high on Second Mesa. There, they will take live rattlesnakes or bull snakes into their mouths and reenact the solemn snake dance that their ancestors brought to the Hopi mesas more than a thousand years ago.
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June 8, 1992 | LEO W. BANKS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Second Mesa was something to see that morning in January, 1979. An overnight snow had fallen on the Hopi Indian village of Mishongnovi and beyond, topping the cliffs and mesas of this remote landscape with a dusting of white. It was like a postcard. Angeline Williams rose at dawn with no inkling of the nightmare that was about to unfold. She had piki bread to bake.
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June 8, 1992 | LEO W. BANKS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Second Mesa was something to see that morning in January, 1979. An overnight snow had fallen on the Hopi Indian village of Mishongnovi and beyond, topping the cliffs and mesas of this remote landscape with a dusting of white. It was like a postcard. Angeline Williams rose at dawn with no inkling of the nightmare that was about to unfold. She had piki bread to bake.
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August 24, 1990 | GEORGE HARDEEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After two weeks of sacrifice and secret preparation, the men of the Antelope and Snake clans are now preparing to enter the plaza of Shungopavi Village high on Second Mesa. There, they will take live rattlesnakes or bull snakes into their mouths and reenact the solemn snake dance that their ancestors brought to the Hopi mesas more than a thousand years ago.
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