The Scalp Ceremonial Of Zuni.


Located in Pueblo "scalp houses," the scalps were looked upon as reliable and potent rainmakers - if treated properly. Previously, the last scalp dances at Zuni were performed in 1891 and 1910. The current one described by the author took place during 12 days of September 1924 and is supplemented with sketches of implements used by the shamans. Sketches. Photos. Footnotes.

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New Mexico NM