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; How The Coyote Joined The Dance Of The Burrowing-Owls; The Coyote Who Killed The Demon Siuiuki: Or Why Coyotes Run Their Noses Into Deadfalls; How The Coyotes Tried To Steal The Children Of The Sacred Dance; The Coyote And The Beetle; How The Coyote Danced With The Blackbirds; How The Turtle Out Hunting Duped The Coyote; The Coyote And The Locust; The Coyote And The Ravens Who Raced Their Eyes; The Prairie-Dogs And Their Priest, The Burrowing-Owl; How The Gopher Raced With The Runners Of K'iákime; How The Rattlesnakes Came To Be What They Are; How The Corn-Pests Were Ensnared; Jack-Rabbit And Cottontail; The Rabbit Huntress And Her Adventures; The Ugly Wild Boy Who Drove The Bear Away From Southeastern Mesa; The Revenge Of The Two Brothers On The Hawikuhkwe, Or The Two Little Ones And Their Turkeys; The Young Swift-Runner Who Was Stripped Of His Clothing By The Aged Tarantula; Atahsaia, The Cannibal Demon; The Hermit Mítsina; How The Twins Of War And Chance, Ahaiyuta And Matsailema, Fared With The Unborn-Made Men Of The Underworld; The Cock And The Mouse; The Giant Cloud-Swallower: A Tale Of Canon De Chelly; and, The Maiden The Sun Made Love To, And Her Boys Or, The Origin Of Anger.

This book has 228 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. The artwork used for the cover is 'Pueblo at Sunset' by Thomas Moran

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