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Zuni: Selected Writings of Frank Hamilton Cushing

Zuni: Selected Writings of Frank Hamilton Cushing


Frank Hamilton Cushing’s stay at Zuni pueblo from 1879 to 1884 made him the first professional anthropologist actually to live with his subjects. Learning the language and winning acceptance as a member not only of the tribe but of the tribal council and the Bow Priesthood, he was the original participant observer and the only man in history to hold the double title of "1st War Chief of Zuni, U. S. Ass’t Ethnologist." A pioneer in southwestern ethnology, he combined the discipline of science with a remarkable imaginative capacity for identifying with Indian modes of thought and perception–and corresponding gifts of expression.
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