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The Zunis : self-portrayals,

Author: Alvina Quam
Publisher: New York : New American Library, 1974 ©1972.
Series: A Mentor book
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The storyteller has occupied an honored place among the Zuni Indians of New Mexico. It is he who has had the vital task of transmitting and enriching the legends and myths, moral and religious fables and historical accounts of the tribe, thus insuring the continuity of the Zuni culture and identity. As the selections in this book vividly testify, this storytelling tradition has remained alive and strong to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Legends
Translations
Translations into English
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alvina Quam
OCLC Number: 25439126
Description: ix, 209 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Series Title: A Mentor book
Responsibility: by the Zuni people. Alvina Quam, translator, with an afterword by Robert Coles.

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The storyteller has occupied an honored place among the Zuni Indians of New Mexico. It is he who has had the vital task of transmitting and enriching the legends and myths, moral and religious fables and historical accounts of the tribe, thus insuring the continuity of the Zuni culture and identity. As the selections in this book vividly testify, this storytelling tradition has remained alive and strong to the present day.

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