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resent the heart. The fetish is found in burial mounds of great
antiquity in the Southwest There are many of these fetishes in the National Museum at Washington and among private collections. They are ever in the possession of the principal men of the pueblo, and no pueblo Indian ever entered upon any great undertaking with out invoking the aid of his particular fetish. There is quite generally a bear clan, a wolf clan, as well as other clans, in the pueblo. The writer has before him a crude fetish dug from a bruial mound in the Hopi country. It is fashioned to repre sent a bear. There is no question but what this fetish was buried with the remains of a Hopi Indian, and that this particular Indian was a member of the bear clan: that it was put in the grave for some religious purpose, and that the real object was to appeal or pray to the Great Spirit through this medium, the fetish, for the preservation of the soul of the departed. This particular fetish, crude as it is. has been the means of my acquiring some knowledge of the fetish worship among the Pueblos, which I am satisfied that I would have acquired in no other way. Some months since I was occupying a room one evening in a leading pueblo and the governor of the pueblo was alone with me, making a friendly call. Carelessly and somewhat jestingly. I took this little fetish from my pocket and passed same over to the governor, at the same time asking in Spanish where he kept his fetishes and how many he had. It seemed to act as magic with the governor, and he immediately recognized me as a brother. He replied that he had two fetishes in his home across the way. and invited me over to see them. Soon after his departure. I returned the call, and from some nook or cranny he brought forth two very choice specimens of the fetish, one an imitation of a bear, the other of a wolf. Both had turquoise settings. In addition to these two gods he had other valuable Indi an gods, the meaning and purpose of which I did not question. Evidently this Indian assumed that I knew the full intent and purpose of the fetish: otherwise why should I be carrying one in my vest pocket? To have asked for information would have availed me nothing. 8.