The Zuni Indians: their mythology, esoteric fraternities, and ceremonies
U.S. Bureau of American ethnology. Twenty-third annual report. 1901-1902 • Washington • Published In 1904 • Pages: 1-634 , 129 plates (41 in color)
By: Stevenson, Matilda Coxe Evans.
AbstractThis document is a long and extremely detailed description of some aspects of Zuni culture during the late nineteenth century. It is not a study of the whole culture and includes only sketches of their everyday life, arts and customs. It concentrates on Zuni mythology, esoteric fraternities and ceremonies. Other topics covered include anthropic worship and ritual, calendar and calendric ceremonials, the rain priesthood, the Shalako festival, history, witchcraft, and medical practices. Stevenson originally accompanied her husband to help in his ethnographic work, but when he died, determined to complete what she thought to be his mission. The effects of her personality can still be observed in present-day Zuni.
- HRAF PubDate
- North America
- Sub Region
- Southwest and Basin
- Document Type
- Timothy J. O'Leary ; 1961: John Beierle; 2007
- Coverage Date
- Coverage Place
- Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico, United States
- by Matilda Coxe Stevenson
- Includes bibliographical references
- Zuni Indians