Zuni Folk Tales

Frank Hamilton Cushing

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Zuni Folk Tales by Frank Hamilton Cushing was first published in 1901. It is a collection of thirty-three tales from the Zuñi; a Southwest American Indian nation whose spiritual beliefs center around elaborate ceremonies for fertility and rain, comprised of a yearly cycle of ritual dances by masked dancing gods called Kachinas. Chapters include: The Trial Of Lovers: Or The Maiden Of Matsaki And The Red Feather; The Youth And His Eagle; The Poor Turkey Girl; How The Summer Birds Came; The Serpent Of The Sea; The Maiden Of The Yellow Rocks; The Foster-Child Of The Deer; The Boy Hunter Who Never Sacrificed To The Deer He Had Slain: Or The Origin Of The Society Of Rattlesnakes; How Ahaiyuta And Matsailema Stole The Thunder-Stone And The Lightning-Shaft; The Warrior Suitor Of Moki; and many more.

This book has has 123,881 words, 212 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1901.

Production notes: This ebook of Zuni Folk Tales was published by Global Grey on the 14th April 2021, and updated on the 1st December 2022. The artwork used for the cover is 'California Indian Camp' by Albert Bierstadt

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