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Dancing Gods: Indian Ceremonials Of New Mexico And Arizona
by Erna Fergusson
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One of the most remarkable features of life in the Southwest is the presence of Native American religious ceremonies in communities that are driving distance from Sunbelt cities. Many of these ceremonies are open to the public and Dancing Gods is the best single reference for visitors to dances at the Rio Grande Pueblos, Zuni Pueblo, the Hopi Mesas, and the Navajo and Apache reservations. Fergussons classic guide to New Mexico and Arizona Indian ceremonies is once again available in print. It offers background information on the history and religion of the areas Native American peoples and describes the principal public ceremonies and some lesser-known dances that are rarely performed. Here is information on the major Pueblo ritualsthe Corn Dance, Deer Dance, and Eagle Danceas well as various dances at Zuni, including the complicated Shalako. Fergusson also describes the Hopi bean-planting and Niman Kachina ceremonies in addition to the Snake Dance, the Navajo Mountain Chant and Night Chant, and several Apache ceremonies.
Still the best of all books about the Indian ceremonials of New Mexico and Arizona. . . .perceptive and simple, reverent and lucid.Lawrence Clark Powell, Southwest Classics
The best single reference for visitors to dances at the Rio Grande Pueblos, Zuni Pueblo, the Hopi Mesas, and the Navajo and Apache reservations.
From the Publisher
The reprint of this classic will be available in September 2001.
About the Author
Erna Fergusson (1888-1964) wrote widely on New Mexican themes and helped create tourism in the Southwest with her Indian Detours business. Tony Hillerman, an Edgar Awardwinning novelist, is author of the Jim Chee Mystery series, which has earned him the Navajo peoples appreciation as special friend to the Dineh. He lives in New Mexico.
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