DANCING GODS Indian Ceremonials of New Mexico and Arizona [SOLD]


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Erna Fergusson (1888 – 1964)
  • Subject: Native American: General
  • Item # C3516o
  • Date Published: Hardback, first edition 1931
  • Size: 276 numbered pages; illustrated.
  • SOLD

DANCING GODS Indian Ceremonials of New Mexico and Arizona

By Erna Fergusson

PublisherAlfred A. Knopf, New York, 1931

Hardback, first edition 1931, 276 numbered pages.  Fabric (linen) cover over board with image of katsina mask in black and brown. 

Illustrations by Robert Henri, Walter Ufer, E. L. Blumenschein, Gerald Cassidy, John Sloan, T. Van Soelen, Will Shuster, Andrew Dasburg,  Frank Applegate, Olive Rush, Gerald Cassidy, Nils Hogner, Victor Higgins and others.

 

Condition: very good condition

 

CONTENTS

 

The Pueblo People

The Cliff Dwellers

The White Man; Popé of San Juan

The Pueblo Indian and the American

 

                  Dances of the Rio Grande Pueblos

                        Winter Dances

                                    The Deer-dance at Taos

                                    The Buffalo- and Deer-dance at San Felipe

                        Spring Dances

                                    The Parrot-dance at Santo Domingo

                                    The Turtle- or Evergreen-dance at Isleta

                                    The Eagle-dance at Tesuque

                        Summer and Autumn Dances

                                    The Corn-dance at Santo Domingo

                                    The Rainbow-dance at Santa Clara

                                    The Pecos Bull at Jemez

 

                  Dances of Zuni Pueblo

                                    The Sword-swallowers

                                    The Summer Rain-Dance

                                    The Doll-Dance

                                    The Shalako

                                    The Leaving of the Gods

                  The Hopis

                                    Katchinas

 

                   Hopi Dances

                                    The Bean-Planting Ceremony

                                    Niman Katchina: The Going-away of the Gods

                                    The Snake Legend

                                    The Snake-Dance

                                                Preliminary Ceremonies

                                                The Antelope-dance

                                                The Day of the Snake-dance

                                                The Snake-dance

                                    Lalakonti, a Women’s Ceremony

 

                    The Navajos

                                    “Dinne,” The People

                                    Navajos and Spain

                                    The American Conquest of the Navajos

                                    The Bosque Redondo

                                    The Reservation and the Government

                                    Navajo Life

                                    Ceremonies

 

                    Navajo Religion

                                    Medicine-men

                                    The Squaw-dance

                                    The Mountain Chant

                                                The Legend of the Mountain Chant

                                                Going to the Mountain Chant

                                                Preliminary Ceremonies

                                                The Ninth Day

                                                The Last Night

                                                The Fire-dance

                                    The Night Chant

                                                The Initiation

                                                The Last Day

                                                The Night of Dancing

 

                    The Apaches

 

                     Apache Dances

                                    The Mescalero Apache Fourth of July

                                    The Fourth of July

                                    The Jicarilla Apache Fiesta

 

A note from Erna Fergusson

Southwestern Indians have no better friends than artists, who recognize that the Indian is essentially an artist.  They value his art in all its forms, they help him without condescension, and they respect his integrity too much to try to make him over into something foreign.  I am grateful to these distinguished artists who permit me to enhance my descriptions of Indians and their dances with their own vigorous, sympathetic, and humorous interpretations of them.

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Erna Fergusson (1888 – 1964)
  • Subject: Native American: General
  • Item # C3516o
  • Date Published: Hardback, first edition 1931
  • Size: 276 numbered pages; illustrated.
  • SOLD

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