Pueblo Dancing

Nancy Hunter Warren & Jill Drayson Sweet

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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, 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 Commanche, Deer, Buffalo and One-Horned Buffalo, Ram, Corn, and Matachine. The text is an in-depth explanation of Pueblo dancing, including discussions of the experiential, symbolic, and cyclical nature of Pueblo dances. Also explored are the continuity across the ages of Pueblo dances, changes over time, and the meaning of these powerful expressions. 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.

Size: 9" x 12" | 99 b/w photos | Index of dances | 176 pp
ISBN13: 9780764338601

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Nancy Hunter Warren is the photographer of The Jicarilla Apache.Dr. Jill D. Sweet is the author of Dances of the Tewa Pueblo Indians.