These are Hopi Tribal dancers , from different Villages across Hopi.
These is a buffalo dance that is held for the purpose of calling the animals for a Ceremonial purpose. The Buffalo Dancers stand and represent the following
a cold winter meaning, that the affect of coldness the snow and the cold air will accompany the winter months. The Deer’s represent the actual coming of the Animals, and their attire which differs, may differ from dancer to dancer also respresents a different type of meanig. The girls dancing with the Deers, and Buffalo Dancers are dressed in a Ceremonial Garb represents a Garb that is usually worn in Hopi Men’s Society(s) practice(s), which is to be unspoken of.
Although, the Garb itself represents not only the Wild life of the Animal Kingdom as thye Human people, (Race) know this to be is worn by the young women to present the fact of fertility and in explaining. The dress means planty life and that the plant life will grow after a long cold snow, or a long winter should occur. The painting of these Dancers also has enormous Cultural background, (further information available).