By: Cushing, Frank Hamilton. Edited by Barton Wright.

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167 pp, 10" H. B&w illustrations. "First recorded over a hundred years ago by Frank Hamilton Cushing (the first participant observer of a native American Indian population), these tales have remained buried in an 1891 Bureau of American Ethnology report. Barton Wright has collected twenty-five of them, edited them, and provided extensive annotation. He shows how each myth compares to its parallel among other pueblos, glosses native terms, and illustrates each story with excellent scratchboard drawings. Within the Zuni world of myth and legends lies tales of adventure, epic journeys, and tragedy, which relate history, teach moral values, explain ceremonies, and offer amusement as well. Representing just a sampling of what is available in Zuni oral tradition, these twenty-five myths present Zuni thought on the origins of the cosmos, the deities, the earth, and the all important food, corn. They explain social organization, the Kach'ina Cult, and the early wanderings of the Zuni or A'shiwi around the Southwest." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small bump to bottom corner of front cover - migrates into pages, small crease at top corner of front cover, minor wear at bottom of spine.


Author Name: Cushing, Frank Hamilton. Edited by Barton Wright.

Illustrator: Barton Wright.

Categories: Myths, Legends & Fantasy, Native Peoples,

Edition: Second Printing

Publisher: Albuquerque, University of New Mexico Press: 1994

ISBN Number: 0826313876

ISBN Number 13: 9780826313874

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Very Good -

Seller ID: 27740

Keywords: Zuni Indians, Religion, Mythology, North American, New Mexico, Creation, Genesis, Twins, Clans, Societies, Seed People, Grass, Blessings, Dew, Deities, Souls, Kiaklo, Gods, Brothers Anahoho, War Gods, Great Flood, Corn Mountain, Kachina.,