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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.

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"A stunning and carefully supported argument that should stir useful discussion.... [An] exciting, groundbreaking work."--

Synopsis:

Did a group of 13th century Japanese journey to the American Southwest, there to merge with the people, language, and religion of the Zuni tribe? That is the question proposed by an anthropologist in "The Zuni Enigma". 16 illustrations.

About the Author

Nancy Yaw Davis holds an M.A. from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Washington. She lives in Anchorage, Alaska.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393322309
Author:
Davis, Nancy Y.
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Davis, Nancy Yaw
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
America
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
Zuni Indians
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Native American Studies
Series Volume:
107-82
Publication Date:
20011131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
72 black and white illustrations and 17
Pages:
318
Dimensions:
8.24x5.54x.88 in. .87 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Anthropology » General
History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies
History and Social Science » Native American » Southwest

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"Synopsis" by , "A stunning and carefully supported argument that should stir useful discussion.... [An] exciting, groundbreaking work."--
"Synopsis" by , Did a group of 13th century Japanese journey to the American Southwest, there to merge with the people, language, and religion of the Zuni tribe? That is the question proposed by an anthropologist in "The Zuni Enigma". 16 illustrations.
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