Book

Zuñi kin and clan

The Trustees18 (2) • Published In 1917 • Pages: 39-204

By: Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred Louis).

Abstract
This account is based on field work undertaken in 1915-1916. The author, a famed ethnologist, discusses Zuni kinship, household and family organization and clans. He evaluates their importance for social relationships and membership in other groups paying particular attention to fraternities and the priesthood. The materials were gathered systematically through censuses of several clans, fraternities and priesthood. Some comparisons are with other Pueblo groups and a number of comments are offered on earlier studies of these groups and of Zuni. The physical aspects of the town are described in the text and maps, and settlement patterns and movements to new houses within Zuni are also discussed and related to family organization . Finally the author notes some changes that have occurred in Zuni during the period between the field work of several earlier ethnologists and his own trip.
Subjects
Kinship terminology
Clans
Household
Settlement patterns
Sodalities
Comparative evidence
culture
Zuni
HRAF PubDate
2009
Region
North America
Sub Region
Southwest and Basin
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Ethnologist-5
Analyst
Betty Potash ; 1961: John Beierle; 2007
Coverage Date
1915-1916
Coverage Place
Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico, United States
Notes
by A. L. Kroeber
Includes bibliographical references
LCCN
17020191
LCSH
Zuni Indians/Indians of North America--Social life and customs/Clans