Cushing, Frank Hamilton, 1857-1900. Zuñi breadstuff

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Title: Zuñi breadstuff

Published By: New York: Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, 1920. 673 p., 28 plates

By line: Frank Hamilton Cushing

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2009. Computer File

Culture: Zuni (NT23)

Subjects: Mythology (773); Literary texts (539); Cereal agriculture (243); Organized ceremonial (796); Historical reconstruction (174); History (175); Clans (614); Food preparation (252);

Abstract: This document, by a pioneer traveler-ethnologist, deals primarily with the diet of the Zuni. The degree of rapport achieved by the author was unusual, in that he truly became a member of the tribe, holding both the offices of second chief and Head Priest of the Bow. The material presented includes detailed information of corn and wheat agriculture, on food preservation and preparation, on eating customs and etiquette, and on ceremonies relating to food. Historical material is included along with the texts of a number of folk-tales and myths. Also covered are a number of aspects of material culture and food collecting.

Document Number: 7

Document ID: nt23-007

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Field Date: 1879-1888

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: James R. Leary ; 1961: John Beierle; 2007

Coverage Date: 1879-1888

Coverage Place: Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico, United States

LCSH: Zuni Indians/Indians of North America--Food


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