Cushing, Frank Hamilton, 1857-1900. Outlines of Zuñi creation myths

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Outlines Of Zuñi Creation Myths


The Survival Of Early Zuñi Traits.

Outline Of Spanish-zuñi History.

Outline Of Pristine Zuñi History.

Outline Of Zuñi Mytho-sociologic Organization.

General Explanations Relative To The Text.

Myths 1

The Genesis Of The Worlds, Or The Beginning Of Newness.

The Genesis Of Men And The Creatures.

The Gestation Of Men And The Creatures.

The Forthcoming From Earth Of The Foremost Of Men.

The Birth From The Sea Of The Twain Deliverers Of Men.

The Birth And Delivery Of Men And The Creatures.

The Condition Of Men When First Into The World Of Daylight Born.

The Origin Of Priests And Of Knowledge.

The Origin Of The Raven And The Macaw, Totems Of Winter And Summer.

The Origin And Naming Of Totem-clans And Creature Kinds, And The Division And Naming Of Spaces And Things.

The Origin Of The Councils Of Secrecy Or Sacred Brotherhoods.

The Unripeness And Instability Of The World When Still Young.

The Hardening Of The World, And The First Settlement Of Men.

The Beginning Of The Search For The Middle Of The World, And The Second Tarrying Of Men.

The Learning Of War, And The Third Tarrying.

The Meeting Of The People Of Dew, And The Fourth Tarrying.

The Generation Of The Seed Of Seeds, Or The Origin Of Corn.

The Renewal Of The Search For The Middle.

The Choosing Of Seekers For Signs Of The Middle.

The Change-making Sin Of The Brother And Sister

The Birth Of The Old-ones Or Ancients Of The Ka'ka.

The Renewal Of The Great Journey, And The Sundering Of The Tribes Of Men.

The Origin Of Death By Dying, And The Abode Of Souls And The Kâ'k˙a.

The Loss Of The Great Southern Clans.

The Saving Of The Father-clans.

The Awaiting Of The Lost Clans.

The Straying Of K□yäk'lu, And His Plaint To The Waterfowl.

How The Duck, Hearing, Was Fain To Guide K□yäk'lu.

How The Rainbow-worm Bore K□yäk'lu To The Plain Of Kâ'□hluelane.

The Tarrying Of K□yäk'lu In The Plain, And His Dismay.

How The Duck Found The Lake Of The Dead And The Gods Of The Kâ'kâ.

How The Gods Of The Kâ'kâ Counselled The Duck.

How By Behest Of The Duck The Kâ'yemäshi Sought K□yäk'lu To Convey Him To The Lake Of The Dead.

How The Kâ'yemäshi Bore K'yäk'lu To The Council Of The Gods.

The Council Of The Kâ'kâ, And The Instruction Of K□yäk'lu By The Gods.

The Instruction Of The Kâ'yemäshi By K□yäk'lu.

How The Kâ'yemäshi Bore K□yäk'lu To His People.

The Return Of K□yäk'lu, And His Sacred Instructions To The People.

The Enjoining Of The K□yäk'lu Ámosi, And The Departure Of K□yäk'lu And The Old-ones.

The Coming Of The Brothers Ánahoho And The Runners Of The Kâ'ká.

The Dispatching Of The Souls Of Things To The Souls Of The Dead.

The Renewal Of The Great Journeying And Of The Search For The Middle.

The Warning-speech Of The Gods, And The Untailing Of Men.

The Origin Of The Twin Gods Of War And Of The Priesthood Of The Bow.

The Downfall Of Han'□hlipink□ya, And The Search Anew For The Middle.

The Wars With The Black People Of The High Buildings And With The Ancient Woman Of The K□ya'kweina And Other Kâ'kâkwe.

The Adoption Of The Black People, And The Division Of The Clans To Search For The Middle.

The Northward Eastern Journey Of The Winter Clans.

The Southward Eastern Journey Of The Summer Clans.

The Eastward Middle Journey Of The People Of The Middle.

The Settlement Of Zuñi-land, And The Building Of The Seven Great Towns Therein.

The Reunion Of The People Of The Middle With The Summer And Seed Peoples.

The Great Council Of Men And The Beings For The Determination Of The True Middle.

The Establishment Of The Fathers And Their Tabernacle At Hálonawan Or The Erring-place Of The Middle.

The Flooding Of The Towns, And The Building Of The City Of Seed On The Mountain.

The Staying Of The Flood By Sacrifice Of The Youth And Maiden, And The Establishment Of Hálona Ítiwana On The True Middle.

The Custom Of Testing The Middle In The Middle Time.

The Cherishing Of The Corn Maidens And Their Custom As Of Old.

The Murmuring Of The Foolish Anent The Custom Of The Corn Maidens.

The Council Of The Fathers That The Perfection Of The Custom Be Accomplished.

The Observance Of The □hláhekwe Custom, Or Dance Of The Corn Maidens.

The Sending Of The Twain Priests Of The Bow, That They Bėspeak The Aid Of Paíyatuma And His Flute People.

The Finding Of Paíyatuma, And His Custom Of The Flute.

The Preparations For The Coming Of Paiyatuma And His People Of The Flute.

The Coming Of Paíyatuma And His Dance Of The Flute.

The Sacrilege Of The Youths Of The Dance, And The Fleeting Of The Maidens Of Corn.

The Mourning For Loss Of The Maidens Of Corn.

The Seeking Of The Maidens Of Corn By The Eagle.

The Seeking Of The Maidens Of Corn By The Falcon.

The Seeking Of The Maidens Of Corn By The Raven.

The Beseeching Of Paíyatuma, And His Reversal Of The People's Evil.

The Seeking Of The Maidens Of Corn By Paíyatuma.

The Finding Of The Maidens Of Corn In Summerland.

The Return Of The Maidens Of Corn With Paiyatuma.

The Presentation Of The Perfected Seed To The Fathers Of Men, And The Passing Of The Maidens Of Seed.

The Instructions Of Paíyatuma For The Ordinances And Customs Of The Corn Perfecting.

The Final Instructions Of Paíyatuma, And His Passing.

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

Title: Outlines of Zuñi creation myths

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Thirteenth annual report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution 1891-'92

Published By: Original publisher Thirteenth annual report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution 1891-'92 Washington, D. C.: Government Printing Office. 1896. 321-447 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication By Frank Hamilton Cushing

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 Literary texts (539); Mythology (773); History (175); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Prehistory (172); External relations (648); Missions (797); Clans (614);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This document is divided into two parts, the first of which presents a detailed study of Zuni culture history (including data on acculturation, archaeology, and relations with the Spanish and early missionaries), while the second part presents the text of a great number of Zuni creation myths. These myths, according to the author, form the basis of many cultural elements existing in the society, as, for example, illustrated in dances, dramatic performances, the organization of the religious societies, and even in the everyday philosophy of the Zuni people.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 12

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. nt23-012

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1879-1881

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. John Beierle ; 1964: 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). 1879-1881

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 mythology/Creation--Mythology


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