Bunzel, Ruth Leah, 1898-. Introduction to Zuñi ceremonialism

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Introduction to Zuñi ceremonialism

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph 47th Annual report of the Bureau of American Ethnology

Published By: Original publisher 47th Annual report of the Bureau of American Ethnology Washington: U. S. Government Printing Office. 1932. 467-544 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by Ruth L. Bunzel

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2009. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Zuni (NT23)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Cosmology (772); Prayers and sacrifices (782); Sacred objects and places (778); Organized ceremonial (796); Priesthood (793); Congregations (794); Spirits and gods (776); General character of religion (771);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document In this article the author describes the important Zuni ceremonies and the organization of the personnel involved in carrying out the various rites connected with these. Following a brief description of Zuni culture and economy, the author considers their cosmological beliefs and views on the relation of man and nature. The importance of controlling nature and especially rain and fertility is discussed and there is some attempt at relating the general nature of Zuni ceremonialism to this. The various ritual elements and paraphernalia and their incorporation into different ceremonies and rites are described. The author also describes the composition and organization of the different religious fraternities, priesthoods and cult groups and concludes her account with a discussion of variations in individual participation in ceremonial and religious life.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 5

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. nt23-005

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Essay

Language: Language that the document is written in English

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Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document ca. 1928

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Ethnologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Betty Potash ; 1961: John Beierle; 2007

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1928

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Zuni Indians--Rites and ceremonies/Zuni Indians--Religion/Zuni mythology


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