Pueblo Dancing

Item No: 34835

$ 39.99

  • A look at traditional Pueblo dance, illustrated with striking black and white photographs of dancers in traditional dress from the Pueblos of San Ildefonso, Santa Clara, Ohkay Owingeh (San Juan), Jemez, Taos, Pecos, Acoma, and Tesuque. Nancy Hunter Warren took these sensitive images before the Pueblos created a ban on taking photographs of their ceremonies. Among the dances portrayed are Comanche, Deer, Buffalo and One-Horned Buffalo, Ram, Corn, and Matachine. A rare look at Pueblo customs in New Mexico, this book will be a treasured resource for all who are fascinated with Native American history and customs.

    • Authors: Nancy Hunter Warren, Jill Drayson Sweet
    • Hardcover: 176 pages
    • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. (September 28, 2011)
    • ISBN-10: 0764338609li>
    • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.7 x 0.8 inches
  • Nancy Hunter Warren is a former staff photographer for the Museum of New Mexico's Laboratory of Anthropology. Jill Sweet is Professor Emerita of Anthropology at Skidmore College.
  • Traditional dances are a central part of Pueblo life, and this book is an in-depth explanation of Pueblo dancing, including discussions of the experiential, symbolic, and cyclical nature of Pueblo dances. Each dance has a specific meaning and many of the Pueblo dances are prayers to bring rain, abundant crops and blessings to the family, Pueblo and world. These dances honor Mother Earth and her many gifts, including bison, deer, turkeys, butterflies and rain. Also explored in the book are the continuity across the ages of Pueblo dances, changes over time, and the meaning of these powerful expressions.
  • At Shumakolowa we are proud to sell rare and hard-to-find books that celebrate Native American and Pueblo culture, history and art. Our selection of books has been carefully curated by our team of experts to inspire and provide insight into these unique art forms.
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