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Zuni Fetishes and Carvings  book

Do you know who is referred to as "Reared in the Mountains" lest he think he’s being called? Or what the connection is between rabbits and the Underworld? Noted Indian arts-and-crafts expert Mark Bahti has compiled a fascinating reference to answer hundreds of questions such as these about Native American fetishes and carvings.

Part I introduces the tribes and their traditional uses of fetishes.

Part II contains the stories and legends associated with the animals and other figures represented by fetish forms.

Part III covers the materials used. To many of us, it's a collection of "folk tales" --where Badger gave corn its many colors and where Black Body used crystals to make the stars, which his helpers clean and replace each day. To America's indigenous people, it is the real world. Anyone who has glimpsed the depth of meaning in the traditions and cosmologies of their cultures will find a wealth of information in this richly illustrated handbook.

Table of ContentsPart I:

  • The Role of the Fetish
  • Objects of Power
  • Directions and Colors
  • The Zuni
  • The Rio Grande Pueblos
  • The Hopi
  • The Navajo
  • The Apaches
  • The Tohono O'Odham

Part II: The Animals

  • Mountain Lions
  • Wildcats
  • Wolves
  • Foxes
  • Coyotes
  • Bears
  • Badgers
  • Shrews (Moles)
  • Birds
  • Eagles
  • Hawks and Falcons
  • Parrots
  • Turkeys
  • Owls
  • Water Birds
  • Crows and Ravens
  • Turkey Vultures

Spirit in the Stone
A Handbook of Southwest Indian Animal Carvings and Beliefs
by Mark Bahti

8 1/2" x 6"
154 pages
Filled with full color photos and handy tables

Spirit in the Stone
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Zuni Fetishes and Carvings  book

Zuni Fetishes and Carvings  book

  • Smaller Birds
  • HummingbirdsDeer
  • Pronghorn
  • Bison
  • Bighorn Sheep
  • Elk
  • Rabbits
  • Beavers
  • Bats
  • Porcupines
  • Mice
  • Frogs and Tadpoles
  • Turtles
  • Snakes and Water Serpents
  • Other Reptiles
  • Insects
  • Livestock

Part III: Other Figures and Objects

  • Corn Maidens and CornCrystals
  • Arrowheads
  • Concretions
  • Human and Other Figurines
  • Miscellany

Part IV: Materials

  • Traditional Stone and Other Materials
  • Shells


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