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The Zuni and the American Imagination

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The Zuni society existed for centuries before there was a United States, and it still exists in its New Mexico desert pueblo. In 1879, three anthropologists--Matilda Stevenson, Frank Hamilton Cushing, and Stewart Culin--came to study Zuni and, fearing it might be destroyed, to salvage what they could of its tangible culture. Though their methods are now disparaged and igno ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published October 10th 2002 by Hill & Wang (first published April 1st 2001)
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Cavak
Sep 03, 2017 rated it it was ok
If you were hoping to get comprehensive knowledge about the Zuni from the book like I was, you're probably better off looking elsewhere. You're probably better off reading the notes and references that McFeely lists at the end of the book if you want to know more about them.

This book mainly focuses on the varying approaches taken by three key American early anthropologists. Each one has different approaches for their interactions and comprehensive knowledge of the tribe's culture, for better or
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Alessandra
Dec 10, 2010 rated it really liked it
An extremely well-written and concise compilation of the lives of three early anthropologists of Zuni, and whow their work led to America's fascination with a people. Engaging, concise, and a great synopsis of the time and the early characters of anthropology.

Great read for historians and non-historians alike.
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