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The Zuni Enigma : A Native American People's Possible Japanese Connection - Nancy Yaw Davis

The Zuni Enigma

A Native American People's Possible Japanese Connection

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Published: 1st November 2001
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Did a group of thirteenth-century Japanese merge with the people, language, and religion of the Zuni tribe? For many years, anthropologists have understood the Zuni in the American Southwest to occupy a special place in Native American culture and ethnography. Their language, religion, and blood type are startlingly different from all other tribes. Most puzzling, the Zuni appear to have much in common with the people of Japan. In a book with groundbreaking implications, Dr. Nancy Yaw Davis examines the evidence underscoring the Zuni enigma and suggests the circumstances that may have led Japanese on a religious quest-searching for the legendary "middle world" of Buddhism-across the Pacific to the American Southwest more than seven hundred years ago.

Preface to the Paperback Editionp. vii
List of Illustrationsp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Forewordp. xix
Prefacep. xxiii
Introductionp. xxv
Portrait of a Pueblop. 3
Search for the Middle of the Worldp. 21
Links across the Desertp. 42
Coasts and Currentsp. 60
Ships and Shoalsp. 84
Teeth and Bones, Blood and Diseasep. 103
Words and Wanderersp. 122
Kinship and Kachinas: Cultural Consequences of Social Mergersp. 146
Cosmology and Religion: Kokko and Kamip. 168
The Chrysanthemum and the Sword Revisitedp. 193
Afterwordp. 213
Endnotesp. 217
Bibliographyp. 267
Creditsp. 295
Indexp. 299
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ISBN: 9780393322309
ISBN-10: 0393322300
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 318
Published: 1st November 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.93 x 14.07  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1