Gerald Dawavendewa (Hopi & Cherokee)
A Hopi maiden symbolizing the past and future of her people prays for blessings for all life upon this world. She wears her hair in a unique style named poli’ini or butterfly whorl. This hairdo represents the wings of a butterfly and like herself, the ability to give life. She wears an older style dress or manta with a dot pattern symbolizing soon’at, the living spore in the heart of the corn kernel.