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Myths & Legends of the Zuni

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The Zuni Indians of today are one of 19 original tribes that once inhabited the area that is now called New Mexico and Arizona. The Zuni tribe is said to have originated from the Ancient Puebloans a large society that encompassed large amounts of land, riches and many distinct cultures and civilizations. The Zuni people are, in a way, a mysterious tribe. Their culture is very reclusive and isolated much as is their city and their language. They are a very interesting people who are well known for their beautiful artwork, sculpture and dishware. The Zuni are one of the few fortunate tribes who have managed to keep their ways of life the same throughout the years despite the westward push of the European immigrant settlers, the Mexican-American war, and the rough treatment they endured during all of the conflicts that they dealt with.


Their spiritual beliefs center around elaborate ceremonies for fertility and rain, comprised of a yearly cycle of ritual dances by masked dancing gods called Kachinas.



Also See:


Indian Proverbs & Wisdom

Legends, Myths & Tales of Native Americans

Old West Legends

Native American People

Native American Tribes

The Zuni - A Mysterious People



Zuni Medicine Man

Zuni Medicine Man, by Edward S.Curtis.

This image available for photographic prints  & downloads HERE!



Zuni Legends:


The Beginning of Newness

The Corn Maidens

Origin of the Raven and the Macaw

The Origins of the Totems and of Names

The Men of the Early Times

Search for the Middle & the Hardening of the World

Zuni Witchcraft




Beautiful Kachina Scarves




Zuni Pueblo in 1903

Zuni Pueblo in 1903, by Edward S.Curtis

  This image available for photographic prints & downloads HERE!.





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