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Author Davis, Nancy Yaw

Title The Zuni enigma / by Nancy Yaw Davis

Publication Info. New York : Norton, 2001


Location Call No. Status
 CCQ - Lusail Female Library  E99.Z9 D38 2001    Available
 CCQ - Lusail Male Library  E99.Z9 D38 2001    Available
Edition First edition
Description xxx, 318 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-294) and index
Contents Foreword / Edmund J. Ladd -- Portrait of a Pueblo -- Search for the Middle of the World -- Links across the Desert -- Coasts and Currents -- Ships and Shoals -- Teeth and Bones, Blood and Disease -- Words and Wanderers -- Kinship and Kachinas: Cultural Consequences of Social Mergers -- Cosmology and Religion: Kokko and Kami -- The Chrysanthemum and the Sword Revisited
Summary "For many years, anthropologists have understood the Zuni Indians of the American Southwest to occupy a special place in Native American culture and ethnography. Their language, religion, and blood type are startlingly different from all other tribes. What is most puzzling, however, is the fact the Zuni appear to have much in common with the people of Japan."
"In this book, Dr. Nancy Yaw Davis examines the evidence underscoring the Zuni enigma - " a theory," she suggests, "with a thousand themes." In a meticulous piece of detection and scholarship, Davis describes the circumstances that may have led Japanese on a religious quest, perhaps searching for the legendary "middle world" of Buddhism, across the Pacific and to the American Southwest more than seven hundred years ago - one of the most astonishing examples of transoceanic human mobility in history."--Jacket
Subject Zuni Indians -- History
Indians of North America -- Transpacific influences
America -- Discovery and exploration -- Japanese
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780393322309