Masked Gods: Navaho & Pueblo Ceremonialism
by Frank Waters
Ohio University Press, 1950
Paper: 978-0-8040-0641-5
Library of Congress Classification E99.N3W287 1984
Dewey Decimal Classification 299.78

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Masked Gods is a vast book, a challenging and profoundly original account of the history, legends, and ceremonialism of the Navaho and Pueblo Indians of the Southwest. Following a brief but vivid history of the two tribes through the centuries of conquest, the book turns inward to the meaning of Indian legends and ritual — Navaho songs, Pueblo dances, Zuni kachina ceremonies. Enduring still, these rituals and ceremonies express a view of life, of man's place in the creation, which is compared with Taoism and Buddhism — and with the aggressive individualism of the Western world.

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