Kurt's study and visits with Hopi Elders in the late 1960s made a lasting impression on him. He was among the first non-Hopi to receive Hopi permission to hear about their prophesies, and he spoke about them often. Among Kurt's artifacts are the Hopi Kachina Dolls above. Traditionally, Kachina Dolls were carved by the men in Hopi tribes, and presented to girls in the tribe along with sacred teachings. The "dolls" generally replicate particular design features, and the ones pictured above, which are old, feature snout-like mouths.