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Ruth Bunzel on Zuñi Religion

The following are from The Forty-Seventh Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology, 1929-1930, the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.

Ruth Bunzel (b. 1898) was a prominent anthropologist who studied the Zuñi in the early 20th century. The following are detailed ethnographic accounts of Zuñi religious beliefs and practices.

Table of Zuñi Sounds
Introduction to Zuñi Ceremonialism by Ruth Bunzel 215,769 bytes
Zuñi Origin Myths by Ruth Bunzel 66,114 bytes
Zuñi Ritual Poetry by Ruth Bunzel 310,414 bytes