Ethnology

in the American Southwest

 

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There are many ethnographies of peoples in the Southwest. However there is very little available in the public domain. We will add to this section as material becomes available. See also texts.

Navajo

The Mountain Chant a Navajo Ceremony Washington Matthews U.S. Bureau of American Ethnology, Fifth Annual Report, 1883-84. Washington D.C., Smithsonian Institution

"The Navajo Indians"  William M. Edwardy, Harper's Weekly 34 5 July 1890

Navajo Silversmiths  Washington Matthews, Bureau of Ethnology 1881

Navajo Weavers Washington Matthews, Bureau of Ethnology 1882

Jicarilla

"An Apache Medicine Dance", Frank Russell, American Anthropologist Vol. XI, No. 12, 1898, pp. 357-372. Based on description of the ceremony provided by Gunsi.(University of Virginia Electronic Text Center)

Chiricahua and Mescalero

"A Chiricahua Apache account of the Geronimo Campaign of 1886", Morris Opler, New Mexico Historical Review October, 1938, Vol. XIII, No. 4. Narrated by Samuel E. Kenoi. (University of Virginia Electronic Text Center)

Ute

Ethnology of Rocky Mountain National Park. The Ute and Arapaho Ralph L. Beals 1935

 

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